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Navajo County authorities investigate fatal hit-and-run case

HOLBROOK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit-and-run accident that killed a woman from Heber/Overgaard.

Sheriff’s officials say 56-year-old Candy Bitzin was found dead on a road the night of July 17 after apparently being struck by a car.

They say a 32-year-old Sun City woman who has a revoked driver’s license for impaired driving is being questioned in the case.

A Heber/Overgaard resident says her stepdaughter reported hitting something on the road.

Sheriff’s deputies have interviewed the suspect, who admitted to drinking alcohol before driving that night.

They obtained a warrant to collect a blood sample and search the vehicle for evidence.

Deputies say the car has extensive front-end damage and hair is embedded in the windshield.

The county Attorney’s Office will determine if charges will be filed in the case.

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