“Teenage Girl Killed in Hit-and-Run Incident; Suspect Arrested”

By | July 18, 2023

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A suspect involved in a fatal hit-and-run incident in Apache Junction, Arizona, has turned himself in to authorities. The suspect, identified as Robert Moyer, 45, of Peoria, surrendered to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Phoenix around 8 a.m. on Monday. He has been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal crash.

The incident occurred on Sunday morning when a 16-year-old girl from Mesa was walking along U.S. 60 near the Meridian Road off-ramp in Apache Junction. At approximately 7:40 p.m., she was hit by a white, single-cab pickup truck with black rails. Sadly, she did not survive the accident.

Following the incident, investigators launched a search for the driver responsible for the hit-and-run. It is unclear at this time what led Moyer to turn himself in, but his decision to surrender has brought some closure to the victim’s family and the community.

Hit-and-run accidents are a serious issue that often leave families devastated and communities in shock. It is crucial for drivers to take responsibility for their actions and stay at the scene of an accident, especially when someone has been injured or killed. Leaving the scene of an accident only compounds the tragedy and can result in severe legal consequences.

Authorities are continuing their investigation into the incident, and additional charges may be filed against Moyer. The community hopes that justice will be served and that this incident serves as a reminder of the importance of responsible driving and the devastating consequences of hit-and-run accidents.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office or the Arizona Department of Public Safety..

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