Steven Hasenauer Arrested Months After Fatal Hit and Run

Steven Hasenauer

The man who hit and killed a man on a street in Phoenix last November has now been charged.

Police have revealed that 55-year-old Steven Hasenauer was arrested on Sunday afternoon.  They said they used car parts, surveillance video footage, and a family member to help track him down.

Court documents say Hasenauer was heading north on 43rd Avenue when he hit the unidentified victim just past McDowell Road.

The man, who was not using the crosswalk, later died.

Police said Hasenauer continued driving north and then turned right onto Granada.

He parked his Mazda Tribute at the front of a house and then returned to the accident scene on foot. However, according to police Hasenauer didn’t call 911 or speak to witnesses.

The house he parked in front of had surveillance cameras and one of them showed the driver getting out of the vehicle and walking toward 43rd Avenue.

The cameras also picked up front-end damage to the car that was consistent with hitting someone, according to court documents.

Hasenauer reportedly went back to his car later and drove away.

Police in Phoenix police revealed that officials of another agency told them Hasenauer called his brother-in-law and confessed to hitting the man and leaving the scene.

Detectives also stated that car parts found at the accident scene appeared to be from a Mazda tribute.

Hasenauer has been booked into jail and he faces a charge of leaving the scene of a fatal accident. This is a class 3 felony.

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