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Police: Pedestrian in wheelchair dead after being struck by 2 hit-and-run drivers

Phoenix police are investigating the death of 40-year-old Jeremy Ortiz who was reportedly struck by two separate drivers who left the scene.

PHOENIX — Jeremy Ortiz, 40, died after being struck by two separate hit-and-run drivers over the weekend, Phoenix police said. Now, investigators are looking for the two drivers that fled the scene.

Around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, police responded to a call saying that a man in a wheelchair had been struck by a vehicle near 63rd Avenue and Palm Lane.

Officers arrived to find Ortiz injured in the roadway where the Phoenix Fire & Medical Department later pronounced him dead on the scene.

Investigators believe that Ortiz was crossing mid-block when he was struck by two separate vehicles. Right now, it's unclear how long of a time it was between each strike, but police said that both vehicles fled the scene.

The case is being handled as a fatal hit-and-run, and investigations are still underway.

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

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