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PD: 79-year-old pedestrian killed in Halloween night crash in Phoenix

Posted: 10:41 AM, Nov 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-01 17:45:27Z

An elderly woman was struck and killed Halloween night while crossing the street in central Phoenix.

At approximately 7:45 p.m. Wednesday night, 79-year-old Gertrud Sieverd was crossing 7th Avenue in an unmarked crosswalk near Palm Lane when she was struck by vehicle, Phoenix Police said.

The driver, a 36-year-old male, was heading northbound on 7th Avenue when he hit Sieverd.

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Sieverd was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead, according to police.

The driver stayed at the scene. Impairment did not appear to be a factor.

Police have not yet identified the driver as the investigation is ongoing.

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