DPS: Pedestrian dies after being hit by semi-truck on Loop 101 in west Phoenix

Posted at 8:52 PM, Oct 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-06 07:30:49-04

Authorities say a pedestrian is dead after being hit by a truck-tractor that was pulling a semi-trailer in west Phoenix.

First responders were called to the Loop 101 and Indian School Road around 8:30 on Wednesday night.

According to a Phoenix fire spokesperson, the 24-year-old man was hit by a semi-truck on the Loop 101 northbound. He was taken to West Valley Abrazo Hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

The Arizona Department of Transportation tweeted that the freeway had reopened around 4:30 a.m. Thursday.

The incident is still under investigation.

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