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Police: Suspect in fatal hit-and-run in Tempe now in custody

Posted at 1:20 PM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 15:21:09-05

TEMPE, Ariz. - Police in Tempe say a suspect in a hit-and-run that killed a female pedestrian and injured a man has been arrested.

They say 36-year-old Clyde Thatcher has been booked into a Phoenix jail on suspicion of several charges including manslaughter, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and hit-and-run causing death.

Police say impairment was a factor in Sunday morning's fatal crash, which remains under investigation.

They say 42-year-old Kelly Maeve Scott died from her injuries at a hospital while 41-year-old Steven McDonald suffered serious but non-fatal injuries. An on-duty police officer located the truck three miles away from the crash scene.

Police then conducted a traffic stop and arrested Thatcher. It was unclear Tuesday if Thatcher has a lawyer yet.