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Woman killed after being hit by driver in west Phoenix

Posted at 11:40 AM, Nov 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-28 13:40:35-05

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix police say a driver has been arrested in the death of a pedestrian.

Police spokeswoman Maggie Cox says the incident occurred Wednesday around 7 p.m. around Indian School Road and 81st Avenue.

Investigators say a car driven by 32-year-old Anthony Cancilliere hit the 55-year-old victim as she was walking outside of a crosswalk.

The victim was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Cox did not release her name.

Cancilliere allegedly drove away from the scene but officers located him a few miles away.

Investigators say they determined he was under the influence of drugs.

He has since been booked on suspicion of DUI involving drugs and failure to stay at a scene of the collision.

It wasn't known Thursday if he had an attorney.