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Woman arrested for fatal hit-and-run in Glendale

Police say Alexandra Mendez is accused of hitting and killing a bicyclist near Northern Avenue and Reems Road on December 19, 2021.

GLENDALE, Ariz — A 23-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash in Glendale last month. 

Police say Alexandra Mendez is accused of hitting and killing a bicyclist near Northern Avenue and Reems Road on December 19, 2021.

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Authorities say Mendez left the scene of the crash before officers arrived. 

Mendez was booked into jail and is facing felony charges of leaving the scene of a deadly accident and manslaughter.

Driving Safety Tips: 

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) offers driving tips to help keep people safe on the road. 

"There’s always room for improvement when it comes to road safety," the department said on its website. 

ADOT's suggestions include: 

  • Don’t speed or drive aggressively 

  • Never drive while under the influence of substances 

  • Avoid distractions while driving 

  • Wear your seatbelt and make sure all passengers are doing the same 

  • When an emergency vehicle is on the side of the road, move over 

  • Stay extra aware in work zones 

  • Be prepared for weather conditions that make driving dangerous 

Find more tips on the department's Driving Safety Homepage on ADOT's website here. 

"Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov, by calling 511, downloading the AZ 511 app and through ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT," the department said. 

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