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Man turns himself in to Phoenix police in fatal hit-and-run

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Posted at 6:58 AM, May 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-02 09:58:12-04

Authorities say a man has been arrested in connection with the death of a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle in Phoenix last weekend.

Phoenix police say 22-year-old Ronald Hayes turned himself in Tuesday and was booked into jail on one count of leaving the scene of a fatal collision.
    
Witnesses say 46-year-old Isela Ortega was struck Sunday night on West Van Buren Street by a car that didn't remain on the scene.
    
Police say Ortega was pronounced dead by Phoenix Fire Department paramedics.
    
Investigators got a description of the car and developed probable cause naming Hayes as a suspect in the case.
    
It was unclear Tuesday night if Hayes has legal representation yet.