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Driver arrested in fatal Phoenix hit-and-run

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Phoenix police say they've tracked down a driver who tried to conceal his vehicle after a fatal hit-and-run on East Van Buren Street on Wednesday night.

On Friday, Phoenix police said Alexander Hearn, 52, has been arrested and booked into jail on a charge of leaving the scene of a fatal traffic collision. 

Witnesses told police the 50-year-old victim was walking south on the crosswalk against the traffic signal at 24th and Van Buren streets about 9 p.m. when he was struck by a blue SUV, possibly a Toyota Sequoia, said Phoenix police Sgt. Steve Martos.

The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries, Martos said.

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