Police investigating hit-and-run crash in Phoenix

Phoenix police mentioned a 37-year-old pedestrian was struck by an SUV close to 51st Avenue and Camelback Road.

PHOENIX — A 37-year-old girl died after she was struck by a automobile early Tuesday morning in the West Valley. 

Phoenix police mentioned Stephanie Spooner succumbed to accidents sustained from a hit-and-run crash reported close to 51st Avenue and Camelback Road at about 3:30 a.m. 

The sufferer was hit by a dark-colored SUV that didn’t stay on the scene. 

Police are nonetheless investigating the incident and ask anybody with related info to name Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO (for Spanish audio system). 

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Driving Safety Tips: 

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) presents driving ideas to assist hold folks secure on the highway. 

“There’s always room for improvement when it comes to road safety,” the division mentioned on its web site. 

ADOT’s ideas embody: 

  • Don’t pace or drive aggressively 

  • Never drive whereas underneath the affect of gear 

  • Avoid distractions whereas driving 

  • Wear your seatbelt and ensure all passengers are doing the identical 

  • When an emergency automobile is on the aspect of the highway, transfer over 

  • Stay further conscious in work zones 

  • Be ready for climate circumstances that make driving harmful 

Find more tips on the department’s Driving Safety Homepage on ADOT’s website here. 

“Real-time freeway circumstances can be found on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information website at, by calling 511, downloading the AZ 511 app and thru ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT,” the division mentioned. 

Deaths on Arizona roadways: 

Data from the Arizona Department of Transportation exhibits that roadway fatalities have been progressively rising in Arizona during the last decade: 

  • 2011: 825 deaths  

  • 2012: 821 deaths 

  • 2013: 844 deaths 

  • 2014: 774 deaths 

  • 2015: 895 deaths 

  • 2016: 952 deaths 

  • 2017: 1,000 deaths 

  • 2018: 1,010 deaths 

  • 2019: 982 deaths 

  • 2020: 1,057 deaths 

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