Man on bike hit, killed in hit-and-run crash in S Phoenix

Apparent hit and run. very little info; victim 54 yo male found dead early Thursday morning 5/12/2016, Southern Ave near 19th Ave, Phoenix.

There have been at least 3 other hit-and-run bicyclist fatalities in two months in Arizona: March 21 in Gilbert (driver arrested), April 3 in Phoenix (suspect still not located),  and April 9 in Casa Grande (driver arrested).


Man on bike hit, killed in hit-and-run crash in South Phoenix

PHOENIX – Police are investigating after a man’s body and a bike were left in the roadway in South Phoenix overnight.

Phoenix police said they received two emergency calls, one for a body in the road and another for a bike in road near 19th and Southern avenues early Thursday morning.

When officers arrived, they found the 54-year-old man who was dead at the scene. Police believe he was on a bicycle in the southbound lanes of 19th Avenue and was hit by a vehicle that took off.

Police do not have a description of the car that was involved.

Officers said Southern Avenue was closed in both directions while they were out doing the investigation.

Crash Report

Phoenix file number 201600872805 -> 16000872805 no match so don’t know victim’s name

The database has almost all UNKNOWNs, so the crash report probably would not be helpful in learning more about the crash.