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Chandler woman struck by hit-and-run driver in August has died

Posted: 1:31 PM, Sep 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-04 16:32:53-04
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CHANDLER, AZ — Police say a 68-year-old woman hit while crossing the street in a wheelchair last month has died. The suspect is still on the run.

Chandler police say the incident happened on August 16 around 6:15 a.m. near Arizona Avenue and Ray Road.

Police say the victim was crossing Ray Road northbound in a wheelchair when she was struck by a dark colored Dodge Carvan that was traveling westbound on Ray Road.

Police say the victim was taken to the hospital with serious injuries and the driver who struck the person did not stay at the scene. The victim has since died from her injuries.

The driver fled south on Iowa Street into the neighborhood, according to witnesses. The driver is described as a Hispanic male, in his late 30's, wearing a dark colored hat with a mustache.

The vehicle should have damage to the driver's side front bumper.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact police.