Police looking for driver in deadly hit-and-run near 59th Avenue and Palm Lane

Posted at 4:36 PM, Oct 23, 2021

PHOENIX — Authorities are looking for the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a woman in west Phoenix Saturday.

Just after 3 p.m., officers were called to 59th Avenue and Palm Lane after a woman was struck by a vehicle, according to the Phoenix Police Department.

Officials pronounced the woman dead at the scene. She has been identified by police as 42-year-old Jeannie Garza Montoya.

The vehicle that struck Montoya did not stay at the scene and was later located nearby without anyone inside, police said.

Police say they are working to identify the driver and that the investigation is ongoing.