PD: Gilbert officer seriously hurt after hit-and-run crash in Scottsdale

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Posted at 2:05 PM, Jun 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-28 22:06:23-04

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Authorities say an off-duty Gilbert police officer is seriously injured after being involved in a hit-and-run crash with a suspected impaired driver in Scottsdale early Sunday.

Gilbert police said just before 1:30 a.m., the Arizona Department of Public Safety notified them that off-duty Police Sergeant Tom Edgerton was injured in a crash on the southbound lanes of the Loop 101 Pima freeway.

Sgt. Edgerton was riding his privately owned motorcycle at the time of the crash.

Police said a preliminary investigation revealed that Sgt. Edgerton was rear-ended by a vehicle that left the scene of the crash.

Scottsdale police later located the suspect's vehicle and reportedly arrested the man, later identified as, 23-year-old Colton Sattler, for DUI and leaving the scene of a crash, according to police.

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Officials said Sgt. Edgerton is in critical but stable condition due to his injuries.

The crash caused earlier closures on southbound Loop 101 Pima but lanes have since reopened.