PD: Pedestrian killed in Goodyear accident involving semi-truck

GOODYEAR, AZ - Authorities have arrested and released a man after allegedly hitting a man walking across the street on Friday night in Phoenix.

Lisa Kutis, spokeswoman for the Goodyear Police Department, said 39-year-old Rene Guevara was arrested for impaired driving and released after striking a man in his 50s near Litchfield Road and LaCanada.

The man who died has to still be identified by the Medical Examiner's Office, she said.

Police said Guevara was driving his semi tractor trailer northbound on Litchfield Road when he struck the pedestrian.

Goodyear police closed Litchfield Road from LaCanada to Loma Linda both north and southbound  for several hours while crews worked to clear the scene.

Charges are pending once authorities receive the results of blood tests, said Kutis.

No other details were released.

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