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.