Melissa Truax Arrested, Jackie Peloquin Killed after Hit-and-Run Crash on Cave Creek Road [Phoenix, AZ]
53-Year-Old Jackie Peloquin Dies in Fatal Pedestrian Collision on Sahuaro Road in Phoenix
PHOENIX, AZ (April 8, 2021) – Sunday evening, Jackie Peloquin was killed and Melissa Truax was arrested after a hit-and-run crash on Cave Creek Road.
The crash happened around 7:44 p.m., on April 4. Emergency crews arrived to the area shortly after receiving multiple dispatch calls.
According to reports, 53-year-old Peloquin was crossing the street at the intersection of Cave Creek and Sahuaro Road. There, the driver of a white 2006 Acura struck her.
Paramedics arrived and transported Peloquin to nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries. Due to the extent of injuries sustained, she later died at the hospital.
As for the driver of the Acura, 43-year-old Truax fled the scene following the crash. The abandoned vehicle was located near 20th Street and Greenway Parkway, and police later found Truax at her home. She was immediately arrested and booked into jail.
Police say Truax is accused of felony hit-and-run resulting in death.
No further details have been provided at this time. Once available, more information will be released.
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