Hit and run crash occurred 3/29/2018 ~ 9pm. The bicycist died of his injuries 4/30.
“Cleon Baker was riding his bike east on Camelback Road near 48th Avenue the night of March 29. Just before 9 p.m., a van – a white Ford Econline with its headlights off, police say — hit him.”
Police are still seeking the driver of a white Ford Econoline van; they believe the driver was caught on surveillance video, described as a Hispanic male, 25-35 years old with a shaved head, mustache, and a thin build.
Any info, please contact the Glendale Police Department at 623-930-3000 or Silent Witness at either 480-WITNESS (948-6377) or 1-800-343-TIPS (8477). Spanish speakers may call 480-TESTIGO (837-8446). Currently there is an up to $1,000 reward.
There is (very graphic) crash video; they show the bicyclist traveling EB along Camelback Road near 48th Ave when he abruptly veers/turns left into the street; directly into the path of the van also traveling EB, in the curb lane. The video shows the van did not have its headlights on
Crash Report / FARS
The fatality may have occurred outside of the 1-month window; and therefore will/may not be listed in federal FARS database(?). For the moment, it’s tagged as non-traffic not because there won’t be an ADOT report, but because of the fatality count confusion.