MCSO searching for hit-and-run suspect in Mesa area

Posted at 8:33 PM, Nov 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-23 19:46:30-05

Officials are looking for a suspect involved in a deadly hit-and-run in the east Valley.

The incident happened near University Drive and Signal Butte Road in the Mesa area just after 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said the victim, 49-year-old Eric Gilbert, was transported to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

According to MCSO, deputies found the suspect’s vehicle in the area but could not find the suspect. Multiple agencies conducted a search in the area but they could not find a suspect.

Road closures were in place for several hours Tuesday, but have since reopened.

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