El Mirage bicyclist killed in early morning hit and run

9/4/2018 “early morning hours”. Victim 20 y.o. Cody Nielsen.

The timeline is a bit confusing but apparently he was struck by a hit-and-runner; then sometime later (at least long enough to make a phone call) while apparently lying in the road (otherwise incapacitated?) was struck by a second driver, who remained on the scene. Police have not released any description of the hit-and-runner(?).

I’m not sure where exactly, but the news guy is standing near a newly finished wide arterial road, somewhere near El Mirage City Hall. The crash occurred along El Mirage Road somewhere between Peoria and Olive. The road has three thru lanes in each direction plus a bike lane plus turn lanes.

Presumably, lighting was a factor — he mentions that there’s no (street) lighting in that area.

The current google images might not match, as that area in maps looks like it was under construction.

Here is an azfamily.com news report about a gofundme to benefit the victim.

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