Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

PHOENIX -- A Mesa man accused in the hit-and-run crash that killed a Phoenix neurologist last year has pleaded guilty in the case.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 33-year-old Nicholas Linsk pleaded guilty Friday to leaving the scene of a fatal injury accident. He's scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 6.

Authorities say Dr. Marwan Maalouf, of Scottsdale, was riding a bicycle in Fountain Hills on Oct. 10 when he was struck from behind by a vehicle that drove away.

The 38-year-old Maalouf worked at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center.

A witness to the accident called 911 to report the license plate of the vehicle and that led to Linsk's arrest.

Authorities say Linsk told them he was driving home from work and thought he hit a traffic barricade.

Associated Press,

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.