Ryan Sean Pereira Arrested after a Fatal Hit-And-Run Crash on Alma School Road in Chandler
Chandler, AZ (June 9, 2021) – Early Wednesday morning, a bicyclist identified as 40-year-old Joseph Theodore Kowalczyk died in a hit-and-run crash on Alma School Road.
Subsequently, police arrested Ryan Sean Pereira and booked him into jail on one count of failure to stop after an accident involving a death or injury, a class 2 felony.
The Chandler fatal hit-and-run crash happened at around 2:30 a.m. on June 9, near Del Rio Street, which is south of Ray Road.
Chandler police said Kowalczyk was riding north on Alma School Road when Pereira hit him from behind with his 1500 Dodge Ram pickup truck. Then Pereira drove off.
EMS took Kowalczyk to the hospital where he later died.
Meanwhile, investigators found parts of the truck at the crash scene that matched a Dodge Ram truck. A detective then saw a white Dodge truck with front-end damage at an apartment complex a mile north of the crash. More so, it also had a small piece of Kowalczyk’s t-shirt stuck in the grill.
Detectives figured out it belonged to Pereira and arrested him immediately.
We at Sweet Lawyers would like to extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of Joseph Theodore Kowalczyk.
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