Buckeye man arrested in connection to hit-and-run collision in Phoenix

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A Buckeye man was arrested for allegedly fleeing the scene after hitting a pedestrian Feb. 3 near 43rd Avenue and McDowell Road in Phoenix, officials said.

Febronio Avalos, 53, faces charges for leaving the scene of a collision resulting in death or serious injury, said Sgt. Mercedes Fortune, a spokeswoman for the Phoenix Police Department.

Just before 7 p.m. Feb. 3, officers responded to the area for reports of a collision involving a pedestrian and a truck, Fortune said.

The pedestrian was crossing McDowell when he was hit by the truck, which did not stop, she said.

A witness was able to provide officers with a license plate, and the truck was traced to an address in Buckeye, where it was found with extensive front-end damage, Fortune said.

Avalos allegedly displayed signs and symptoms of impairment, and DUI charges are pending lab results, she said.

The pedestrian is still hospitalized with critical injuries, Fortune said.

Emily Toepfer can be reached at etoepfer@westvalleyview.com or on Twitter @EmilyToepfer. 


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