UPDATE: PCSO investigating fatal hit-and-run on Hunt Highway

A Pinal County Sheriff’s Office representative confirmed deputies are investigating a fatal hit-and-run incident that took place this morning on Hunt Highway in San Tan Valley.

In an e-mailed response to questions, PCSO Public Information Officer Navideh Forghani said, “We are currently investigating a hit-and-run involving a pedestrian. The victim was killed. That is all I can release right now.”

During an earlier phone interview. Ms. Forghani said she could not release information while the incident was being investigated.

Hunt Highway between East Thistle Trail and Johnson Ranch Boulevard in San Tan Valley remains closed while Pinal County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigate the incident.

Drivers are being asked to avoid the area.

Pinal County Public Works was asked to close Hunt Highway, according to a press release from Pinal County spokesman Joe Pyritz. He said there was no estimated time for re-opening.

Hunt Highway is closed between Thistle Trail and Johnson Ranch Boulevard, according to a Tweet from PCSO at about 9:30 a.m. Dec. 28.

 

 

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