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Hit-and-run kills man in Mesa, police searching for suspect

The victim was on foot when they were hit around 1 a.m., Saturday, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said.

MESA, Ariz. — Authorities are searching for the person responsible for a fatal hit-and-run crash early Saturday morning in Mesa.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said the collision happened on University Drive just east of 54th street when a man walking near the curb was struck by an unknown vehicle. The man died of his injuries on the scene, MCSO said. 

There is little information on the vehicle responsible for the collision. The sheriff's office said it's likely damaged on the passenger side.

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A paint chip found on the scene likely matches the vehicle's color.

MCSO  is asking for help in gathering information about this collision.

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