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Two cars take off after hitting, killing man near 21st Avenue/Bethany Home Road

Posted: 6:13 AM, Aug 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-28 13:13:15Z

Phoenix police are investigating a deadly hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian and two vehicles. 

According to information from the scene near 21st Avenue and Bethany Home Road, two vehicles hit a man crossing the street overnight. 

The vehicles are believed to be a red truck and a white passenger vehicle and both were headed westbound at the time. The vehicles took off after hitting the pedestrian.

Witnesses told police the pedestrian, only identified as a man in his twenties, was crossing mid-block when he was hit. 

Police have not yet released more information about the crash. 

RELATED: City of Phoenix studying pedestrian-involved crashes

According to a report earlier this year from the Governors Highway Safety Association,  Arizona has the highest rate of pedestrian deaths in the nation .