Phoenix police seeking motorist in fatal hit and run

Phoenix police are searching for a motorist suspected of a hit-and-run that left a man dead. 

On Saturday, Alexander Russel Siple, 31, was struck by a southbound vehicle shortly after 2 a.m. at or near the crosswalk at East Palm Lane and North 44th Street in Phoenix, according to Phoenix Police Department.

It is unknown why Siple was down on the roadway prior to the collision, according to police officials.

Siple was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

The unknown driver and vehicle fled the location.

Anyone who has information about the suspect vehicle or additional details about the hit and run can call Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness, if individuals would like to remain anonymous, at 480-WITNESS (480-948-6377) or 480-TESTIGO (480-837-8446) for Spanish.

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