Johnson Utility Employee Arrested In Fatal Pinal County Hit And Run

It is approximately two miles between the Copper Basin Chevron and Johnson Utilities on the Hunt Highway.

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal hit and run that happened sometime between 1:00 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. on Thursday involving a Johnson Utility employee.

Just after 7 a.m., two people called the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) after discovering a body near Hunt Highway and Johnson Ranch. One of the callers was a Johnson Utilities employee. Investigators gathered evidence on the scene which lead deputies to identify the driver as a different Johnson Utilities employee, who was driving his work vehicle at the time of the accident.

The suspect texted his supervisor claiming he hit a barricade and had some damage to the vehicle.

PCSO needs assistance in identifying the victim. She was seen at the Copper Basin Chevron buying coffee right before she was killed.

Johnson Utilities has fully cooperated in this on-going investigation.

If you have any information, please call PCSO at 520-866-5111.

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