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Police: Pedestrian hit, killed near 19th Avenue and Sweetwater

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Posted at 11:47 AM, Jan 25, 2021

PHOENIX — A 61-year-old pedestrian was killed in a crash early Monday morning in Phoenix.

Police say the victim was struck near 19th and Sweetwater avenues around 7 a.m.

The victim had reportedly walked into the curb lane of traffic and was hit by a vehicle headed southbound. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The driver, a 56-year-old man, stayed at the scene and was not hurt.

Impairment is not believed to be a factor in the crash.