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Police searching for driver of truck that hit, killed cyclist in Fountain Hills

Police are asking for assist discovering the driver of a pickup truck that hit and killed a cyclist in Fountain Hills. The lady was in the Valley visiting household.

FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. — Debra Ceschin was killed doing what she beloved to do.

“She just absolutely loved the peacefulness and the beauty of rolling through the countryside, it was something that thrilled her,” stated Tim Ceschin, Debra’s husband.

For the final 15 years he says, she related with mom nature and explored the world on her bike. On May 25 she took her final experience.

“She was just a beautiful soul, a great mother,” Tim Ceschin stated.

This final weekend, the Ceschin household traveled to the Zion National Park and hiked for three days. Before returning to their dwelling in Leesburg, Virginia, they took a detour to go to prolonged household in Fountain Hills.

For Debra Cheschin, that additionally meant extra time to get pleasure from Arizonans outdoor, her husband stated.

Early Tuesday morning, she got down to experience to Rio Verde, an almost 20-mile spherical journey.

“She’s ridden that road many, many times, she felt comfortable with it and knew if she got going early enough that there wouldn’t be traffic and the heat wouldn’t be too bad,” stated Tim Ceschin.

Debra Cheschin was on McDowell Mountain Road close to milepost two when a automotive hit her and took off. She later died.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s office launched a picture, of a white Toyota Tundra Access Cab they are saying presumably was the car concerned.

A witness informed investigators the suspected truck stopped at McDowell Mountain Regional Park, about two miles north of the collision scene, and two unknown males sporting lime inexperienced, lengthy sleeve shirts obtained out of the car and inspected the suitable entrance nook.

The unidentified males have been allegedly seen utilizing instruments attempting to restore injury in the suitable entrance nook of the truck.

Authorities say the car has injury to the entrance, proper portion of the pickup truck, together with the suitable headlight, proper entrance fender, and hood. The truck was recorded on video going westbound by way of the intersection of Rio Verde Drive and 122nd Street at about 6:30 a.m., MSCO stated.

With no leads because the crash, household is pleading for the neighborhood assist to they will “get closure before [they] take her home,” stated Tim Ceschin with a sigh and tremble in his voice.

“If you know something, please call,” he stated.

Debra Ceschin’s two sons and husband are actually treasuring their final moments spent collectively, wishing they’d have had extra time to take one final experience, collectively. 

“She was just a great, great person and someone everyone is missing right now,” Tim Ceschin stated.

Anyone with details about the collision is requested to contact MCSO at (602) 876-TIPS (8477).

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