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Navajo County authorities investigate fatal hit-and-run case

Posted: 9:49 AM, Jul 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-20 15:49:19Z

The Navajo County Sheriff's Office is investigating a hit-and-run accident that killed a woman from Heber/Overgaard.

Sheriff's officials say 56-year-old Candy Bitzin was found dead on a road Tuesday night after apparently being struck by a car.
    
They say a 32-year-old Sun City woman who has a revoked driver's license for impaired driving is being questioned in the case.
    
A Heber/Overgaard resident says her stepdaughter reported hitting something on the road.
    
Sheriff's deputies have interviewed the suspect, who admitted to drinking alcohol before driving that night.
    
They obtained a warrant to collect a blood sample and search the vehicle for evidence.
    
Deputies say the car has extensive front-end damage and hair is embedded in the windshield.
    
The county Attorney's Office will determine if charges will be filed in the case.