Saul Figueroa Arrested after Hit-and-Run Crash on 71st Avenue in Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ (May 28, 2023) – Sunday morning, 23-year-old Rubi Lopez died in a hit-and-run crash on 71st Avenue and Thomas Road.
Subsequently, police arrested 18-year-old Saul Figueroa.
The fatal hit-and-run crash on 71st Avenue in Phoenix happened just after 4 a.m. on May 28.
Phoenix Police said they found a woman in the roadway with obvious signs of trauma. She died at the crash scene.
A passenger in Lopez’s car was treated for minor injuries.
According to reports, Lopez had crossed 71st Avenue near Thomas Road on a green light just before the accident occurred. Figueroa’s car was traveling north on 71st Avenue and ran a red light before colliding with Lopez’s vehicle.
Figueroa then immediately left the scene. He was later taken into custody at his home.
Police believe impairment is involved.
We at Sweet Lawyers extend our sympathy and condolences to the family and loved ones of Rubi Lopez. May the bereaved find strength and comfort in this difficult time.
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