72-year-old man killed in hit-and-run near 35th Avenue and Bethany Home Road

A 72-year-old man was killed Saturday night after he was struck by a car in Phoenix. Police are searching for the driver who fled the scene, officials said. 

The man was found lying injured in the middle of West Bethany Home Road just east of 35th Avenue shortly after 6 p.m. 

He was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Hospital staff told investigators his injuries were consistent with being hit by a car.

Investigators weren’t able to find any witnesses to the crash. 

Police have not released the man’s name pending notification of next of kin. 

Anyone with any information should contact the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6141 or if they wish to remain anonymous, they can contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish.

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