- Associated Press - Saturday, May 14, 2016

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Police have made an arrest in the fatal hit-and-run of an elderly man in Scottsdale.

Authorities say 23-year-old Blake Crawford was taken into custody Friday on charges of leaving the scene of a fatal collision and auto theft.

He was later transported to a Phoenix jail.

According to Sgt. Ben Hoster, Crawford was driving a Prius that was reported stolen on March 13.

Crawford then allegedly hit a pedestrian, 81-year-old Sloan Harper.

Police say Harper died from his injuries.

Crawford is accused of fleeing the scene and dumping the stolen vehicle less than 2 miles away.

Hoster says DNA and other evidence led police to identify him as a suspect.

It was not clear if Crawford had an attorney.


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