Phoenix PD: Driver kills 2 in separate crashes, flees scenes

Posted at 9:37 AM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 11:37:37-04

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    PHOENIX, AZ (KNXV) — A 17-year-old boy and 28-year-old man are dead after they were both fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver in two separate instances late Saturday night, Phoenix police say.

According to Phoenix police, a 1997 Lincoln Town Car was speeding southbound on 43rd Avenue near Indian School Road in the center turn lane when the driver hit and killed 17-year-old Nester Lopez, who was crossing 43rd Avenue.

Nester Lopez was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the Lincoln Town Car fled from the scene at 43rd Avenue and continued to drive southbound when he ran a red light and hit a “2007 Scion Coupe operated by 28-year-old Edgar Ferral-Lopez who was entering the intersection on a green light,” police say.

Edgar Ferral-Lopez was also transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the Lincoln Town Car fled from the second fatal hit-and-run scene on foot, abandoning his vehicle in the roadway. So far, police do not know the driver’s identity, and say he has not yet been located.

Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish.

This is an ongoing investigation. Stay with ABC15 for updates.

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