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Police need public's help searching for hit-and-run suspect in Phoenix

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Posted at 9:31 AM, Mar 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-11 19:34:24-04

Police are searching for the driver who hit and killed an elderly pedestrian in Phoenix. 

Authorities received reports around 9 p.m. Friday about an accident near 43rd and Maryland avenues.

According to a police spokesperson, 77-year-old Ignacio Duarte-Rodriguez was attempting to cross 43rd Avenue outside of a crosswalk when he was hit by a sedan.

The driver did not stop at the scene, a police spokesperson said.

It's believed the suspect was driving a smaller sedan, possibly a 2006-2008 Chevy Malibu.

Anyone with information about the accident or the suspect's whereabouts is urged to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.