At about 3 a.m. on Thursday, September 17th, a man died in a hit-and-run accident in Phoenix, Arizona. The Phoenix Police Department identified the victim as Dustin Terbenson, 33.
The police stated in the accident report that the crash happened near 16th Street and Campbell Avenue. Sgt. Ann Justus said that Terbenson was crossing the street when a car struck and killed him.
The driver failed to stop at the scene and help the victim, making the accident a hit-and-run. The man died at the scene, and the medics pronounced him. The police did not describe the suspect vehicle, and the driver remains at large.
Anyone with helpful information on the motorist or the vehicle involved should contact the PPD on the listed line. Those who wish to remain anonymous should call the Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.
In Arizona, it is an offense for a driver to leave the accident scene without making a report or staying back to provide aid. If a driver fails to provide support when there’s death or injury, they would be liable to a Class 2 felony charge punishable with a minimum of three years in state prison or a maximum of 12.5 years.
Drivers who leave the scene of an accident after hitting a parked car or a property other than a parked car should locate the owner or leave a note providing their information. Failure to do this is a Class 3 misdemeanor and punishable by fines or 30 days in jail.
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