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Deputies seek driver in fatal hit-and-run near Somerton

September 23, 2018

SOMERTON, Ariz. (AP) — Yuma County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a hit-and-run suspect who fled the scene after striking and killing a pedestrian in front of a casino on South Highway 95 near Somerton.

The victim was identified Sunday as 68-year-old Rafael Mesta Beltran of San Luis.

Investigators say he was crossing the highway at the entrance to the Cocopah Casino at about 11:40 p.m. Saturday when he was hit be a southbound blue Toyota truck.

The driver of the truck continued south on the highway without stopping.

Anyone with information should call the Yuma County sheriff’s office at 928-783-4427 or 78-CRIME.

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