Two people were killed Saturday night in Phoenix in back-to-back incidents involving the same vehicles, police said.
Update, 9:57 a.m. EDT July 16: Phoenix police arrested L.C. Jones III, 29, in connection with the incidents, KNXV reported. Jones was charged with manslaughter, second-degree murder, hit-and-run, and endangerment, according to the television station reported..
Original report: Police said a 1997 Lincoln Town Car fled the scene in both cases, KPNX reported. One person killed was a pedestrian, while the other victim was driving a car, according to the Arizona Republic. The driver of the Lincoln was described as an adult male, KNXV reported.
A 17-year-old boy and 28-year-old man are dead after they were fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver around 10:45 Saturday evening, Phoenix police say. https://t.co/CYqxVDkuw0 #abc15 pic.twitter.com/UYugWRmbo3— ABC15 Arizona (@abc15) July 14, 2019
Phoenix Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Maggie Cox said the Lincoln Town Car was traveling at "high speeds" in the center lane of a Phoenix street when it struck Nester Lopez, 17, who was crossing the street, according to the Republic.
Nester was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, KNXV reported.
Cox said the Lincoln Town car fled the scene and ran a red light two blocks away and collided with a 2007 Scion Couple driven by Edgar Ferral-Lopez, 28, the Republic reported.
Ferral-Lopez also was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead, KNXV reported.
The driver fled from the Lincoln Town Car after Ferral-Lopez was struck, KPNX reported. Police said the investigation is ongoing.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for Ferral-Lopez.
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