Police ID Man Accused Of Killing Woman With U-Haul

posted by Gregg Paul - 

Phoenix police detectives are identifying the man they say was driving a stolen U-Haul truck that hit and killed a woman as he fled from police.  Thirty-nine year old Shawn Nelson is facing numerous felonies including first degree murder and unlawful flight.  

Nelson is accused of breaking into a mobile phone store yesterday morning.  When officers arrived on scene, Nelson allegedly sped away in the U-Haul hitting a patrol car, a tow truck hauling a semi-truck and 45-year old Dawn Bestenlehner who was waiting for her ride home.  

Nelson has a list of drug and theft convictions dating back 20-years.

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