MCSO: Woman fatally struck by vehicle near 99th Avenue and Buckeye Road

Posted at 1:30 PM, Jun 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-24 13:45:50-04

TOLLESON, AZ — Sheriff officials are asking for the public's help in locating a vehicle that fatally struck a pedestrian near 99th Avenue and Buckeye Road Saturday.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened around 3 a.m. on June 19. A dark-colored SUV reportedly struck a pedestrian, identified as Viktorija Defrees, and fled the scene.

Dashcam video showed the suspect vehicle to be a 2006-2009 Hummer H3. It may or may not have damage, MCSO says.


If you are familiar with a vehicle with the distinctive characteristics in the photo, such as the wide tires, license plate location, and light-colored tow hook, etc., please contact MCSO at 602-876-TIPS (8477) or 602-876-1011.