PHOENIX, AZ - Police have identified a Phoenix woman who died after she was hit by a car Thursday night in Phoenix.
Police say 58-year-old Maria Rivas-Castro was killed as she crossed the street near 32nd Avenue and Van Buren Street in the crosswalk around 6:15 p.m.
Rivas-Castro was hit by a Nissan Sentra driven by a 32-year-old man.
A witness told ABC15 the impact cracked the car’s windshield
“I just heard a tire screeching and a boom and ran towards the incident and I saw the lady falling on the ground,” said a man, who didn’t want to share his name.
“I couldn't see her breathing and at that point all I saw was blood on the floor,” he said.
Castro-Rivas was taken to a local hospital where she died from her injuries.
The driver of the Nissan was not injured and police say it does not appear that he was impaired.
The case is ongoing and charges are pending.
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