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Phoenix police searching for suspect in fatal hit-and-run motorcycle crash

Mario Aguirre, 22, was killed when his motorcycle was struck by another vehicle that then fled the crash, police say.

PHOENIX — Phoenix police are searching for the driver involved in a hit-and-run crash that left a motorcycle rider dead Friday evening.

Police responded to a call that a vehicle had struck a motorcycle near West Encanto Boulevard and 75th Avenue. When officers arrived, they found 22-year-old Mario Aguirre unresponsive on the ground.

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Phoenix Fire Department pronounced Aguirre dead on the scene.

Detectives learned that Aguirre had been driving south on 75th Avenue when he collided with a vehicle turning west onto Encanto Boulevard. At this time, police have not identified the make or model of the second vehicle.

Authorities haven't said if intoxication was a factor in the crash, and are still working to learn more details about what led up to the incident.

This is a developing story. Stay with 12News for more updates.

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