- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 10, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) - Police say a man suspected in a fatal hit-and-run accident in Phoenix has died in an apparent suicide.

They say 61-year-old Richard Carrizoza was pronounced dead at a hospital Monday evening after police were called about a drug overdose.

Police say Carrizoza disclosed to his family that he had been involved in a fatal traffic accident in Phoenix earlier in the day.

Family members wanted Carrizoza to call police and turn himself in.

Phoenix police say 57-year-old Thurman Moore Jr. was found dead in the roadway after being struck by a driver who fled the scene about 7:15 a.m. Monday.

The suspect driver and car were located around 5:45 p.m. in Glendale and police say Carrizoza was found unresponsive and transported to a hospital.

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