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Black Canyon City hit-and-run suspect sought

BLACK CANYON CITY – A man who struck a pedestrian who was getting into an SUV Saturday, April 23, throwing him 30 feet, left the scene and is now wanted by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, a spokesman said.

About 2 a.m., a silver older-model car hit the 20-year-old near Indian Hills and Incline Drive as the victim was entering a black Chevy Tahoe and also struck the vehicle, YCSO spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said.

“The suspect vehicle driver stopped about 50 feet away from nearby witnesses and told them he was going to call an ambulance. He then drove away and there is no evidence he ever called for help,” D’Evelyn said.

Friends of the victim took him to a medical clinic in Anthem, where he was treated for a broken pelvis, which will require surgery, and a concussion.

There was a two-hour delay in getting deputies to follow up because they were notified by the hospital after staff were told the by the victim and witnesses what had happened.

Witnesses described the driver as a “very heavy set” white man in his 20s to 30s, about six feet tall, with short brown hair, D’Evelyn said, and noted that the witnesses said they could identify the suspect if they saw him again.

Anyone with information on the driver or the car is asked to call the YCSO at 928-771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232. The caller to Silent Witness who provides information leading to the arrest of a suspect becomes eligible for a cash reward. Refer to case number 16-014679.

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