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PD: Pedestrian killed after being struck by multiple vehicles near 3rd Avenue/Indian School

Posted at 4:48 PM, Dec 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-23 19:36:26-05

PHOENIX — Police say a 78-year-old man was killed after being struck by multiple vehicles in central Phoenix on Saturday evening.

Phoenix police have identified the victim in the incident as Jose Luz Gutierrez-Palomo.

According to police, just before 7 p.m., officers responded to the area of 3rd Avenue and Indian School Road for a report of a crash involving a pedestrian and multiple cars.

Police say a red Toyota Tundra truck was traveling eastbound on Indian School Road when it struck Gutierrez-Palomo, who was crossing Indian School mid-block.

The impact of the crash pushed Gutierrez-Palomo to an adjacent traffic lane where he was struck by three additional cars.

A white four-door sedan did not stop after hitting Gutierrez-Palomo and fled the scene. That driver remains outstanding at this time.

Fire personnel transported Gutierrez-Palomo to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

If anyone has any information on this incident, they are asked to call Phoenix police or 480-WITNESS.