Phoenix police identify man hit, killed after laying down in street

PHOENIX - Authorities have identified a 40-year-old pedestrian who laid down on a west Phoenix road and died after he was struck by a vehicle.

Phoenix police say Justin John Wright decided to lie down in a turning lane west of Interstate 17 around 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

One vehicle had stopped for Wright even though he wasn't in a crosswalk.

But the driver of another car couldn't see Wright until it was too late and struck the man.

Wright  was taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Police say they don't know why he decided to lie down in the roadway.

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