A woman from Houston died last Friday during a hit-and-run crash in the Phoenix, Arizona suburb Chandler.
ABC 15 reports the fatal crash occurred around 11:30 pm Friday on Loop 202 near Kyrene Road. 47-year-old Shanna Outie of Houston was pronounced dead at the scene. She was the only occupant of her vehicle.
A preliminary investigation found that an Infiniti driven by Jhosua Resendiz-Alvarez, 28, was speeding when it rear-ended Outie’s Ford SUV. The impact of the collision caused Outie’s Ford to overturn while Resendiz-Alvarez crashed into a barrier wall.
Resendiz-Alvarez fled the scene on foot, leaving the vehicle he was driving behind.
Authorities traced the vehicle back to its owner, Resendiz-Alvarez’s girlfriend, who said Resendiz-Alvarez had the vehicle. She also said that Resendiz-Alvarez attempted to call her several times around 11:30 pm but she did not answer.
Resendiz-Alvarez was apprehended at a Circle K Saturday around 9:00 am. During an interview, Resendiz-Alvarez admitted to drinking before the collision adding that he had “blacked out.”
Resendiz-Alvarez was charged for leaving the scene of a fatal accident and two counts of aggravated DUI.
The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
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