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Scooter rider killed in hit-and-run crash in central Phoenix

Phoenix police said the crash happened on Saturday just after 10:15 a.m., near 36th Street and Thomas Road.

PHOENIX — Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle who left the scene of a deadly crash involving a scooter in Central Phoenix, according to authorities.

Phoenix police have identified the man who died in the crash as Leif Chapin, 34.

Police said the crash happened on Saturday just after 10:15 a.m., near 36th Street and Thomas Road.

According to police, officers responding to the crash found Chapin, the scooter's rider with serious injuries. He was rushed to the hospital, where he died.

The second vehicle involved in the incident left the scene of the crash, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Silent Witness at 480(WITNESS) or 480(TESTEGO) and provide an anonymous tip. Rewards will be paid for information leading to an arrest in this case.

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