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Pedestrian struck, killed by semi-truck on busy Phoenix freeway

Semi vs Pedestrian I-17 and Camelback 12-27
Posted at 9:12 PM, Dec 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-28 15:14:57-05

PHOENIX — A pedestrian was killed Friday night after being struck by a semi-truck on Interstate 17, according to the Department of Public Safety.

Emergency crews were called to the scene just before 8 p.m.

Interstate 17 near Camelback Road was closed for more than an hour during the police investigation.

DPS identified the pedestrian as 56-year-old Jesus Caballero. It's unclear at this time what Caballero was doing on the roadway.

This was the second deadly accident to happen in the Valley Friday night.

A woman was killed in an earlier collision near 57th Avenue and Indian School Road.

This is a developing story. Stay with ABC15 News and for updates.