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Man arrested in fatal Phoenix hit-and-run

Man arrested in fatal Phoenix hit-and-run

By Rikki Mitchell. CREATED Jul 19, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix police have arrested a man accused of fatally hitting a pedestrian and then fleeing the scene.
   
Police spokesman Steve Martos says 66-year-old Vernon Traylor has been booked into a Maricopa County jail on charges of DUI and leaving the scene of a fatal traffic collision.
   
Martos says Traylor was heading southbound on a Phoenix street around 9 p.m. Friday when his Ford Mustang struck 53-year-old Ruben Jimenez Solis.
   
Authorities say Solis died a short time later at a hospital.
   
Traylor is accused of initially stopping but then speeding away in his vehicle after officers arrived.
   
Police say Traylor was found to be impaired by alcohol.

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Rikki Mitchell

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Rikki Mitchell is a proud University of Arizona grad and joined the KGUN9 team after graduation. Rikki reports as a video journalist for the evening and weekend newscasts.