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PD: Young girl dies following hit-and-run crash with DUI driver

Posted at 1:02 PM, Jul 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-07 15:02:24-04

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    Tolleson, AZ (KNXV ) — A young girl has died from her injuries following a hit-and-run crash in Tolleson on Friday night.

According to Tolleson police, 28-year-old Arturo Perez was driving near 91st Avenue and Interstate 10 when he collided with another vehicle around 10 p.m.

Perez reportedly left the scene of the crash but was located by officers nearby on foot.

The driver of the vehicle that was struck and a 7-year-old female passenger were taken to area hospitals. Officials said the 7-year-old girl later died from her injuries at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The condition of the driver was not immediately available.

Perez was booked into the Avondale jail and is facing charges of manslaughter, aggravated assault, DUI, and hit-and-run.

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