Bicyclist dead along Alma School; pickup driver arrested

6/9/2021 ~ 2:30AM Alma School near Galveston, Chandler, AZ

Police say that the hit-and-run suspect vehicle is a Dodge Ram, found nearby, and arrested 48-year-old Ryan Sean Pereira. The dead bicyclist was identified as 40-year-old Joseph Theodore Kowalczyk

Police identify driver in deadly hit-and-run in Chandler

… Chandler officials say officers were dispatched to the area of Alma School Road and Galveston Street, north of Chandler Boulevard, around 2:30 a.m. Responding officers found a bicyclist down in the roadway.

…Investigators determined vehicle parts left at the accident scene belonged to a Dodge Ram truck. A search by investigators located a white Dodge Ram 1500 with front end damage in the parking lot of an apartment complex nearby. Evidence on the Dodge Ram, including bicycle paint and clothing, was found in the truck’s front end linking it to the hit and run accident… The driver of the Dodge Ram was later identified as 48-year-old Ryan Sean Pereira. Police say Pereira, was taken into custody and is facing felony charges.

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