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One person is killed on Arizona roads every nine hours. Between speeding, impairment and a lack of seat-belt usage, so much of the problem seems preventable. ABC15 Arizona is Taking Action to make our roads safer and save lives. Story idea? Call 833-AZROADS or email roads@abc15.com.

Phoenix-area pedestrian crashes: 70 people killed already this year

At least 70 pedestrians have been killed in Valley vehicle crashes in 2018, according to media reports. These 70 deaths stem from 66 incidents.

The most recently fatality occurred on October 10 when an 11-year-old boy was struck by a pickup truck near 75th and Peoria avenues.

The month of March was the deadliest so far this year, with 13 deaths, including an incident involving a self-driving Uber vehicle striking and killing a woman as she was crossing the street.

Take a look at the map to see each media-reported fatal pedestrian crash in the Valley, along with a link to each story.

After a June study named Arizona the deadliest state for pedestrians in the nation, officials in Phoenix announced plans to find safe ways pedestrians can utilize the streets.

ABC15 will be tracking those improvements and will continue to work on solutions to keep pedestrians safe on our roads through our Operation Safe Roads initiative.

Do you know of an unsafe spot for pedestrians? Call 833-AZROADS or email roads@abc15.com.

RELATED: Pedestrian crashes in Arizona: See 1,400+ incidents across state in 2017

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