PHOENIX — Phoenix police are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was hit by a car while crossing a street near 44th and Washington streets Friday night.
Police said the victim was struck by the vehicle while crossing northeast of the airport at around 9:56 p.m. Friday.
The man was later identified as 61-year-old Vernon Crawford.
Officials say Crawford was crossing Washington Street in the middle of the block when he was hit by Kia Forte traveling westbound.
The 32-year-old man driving the car stopped, rendered aid and is cooperating with investigators, police say.
The driver was evaluated, and impairment is not believed to have played a role in the accident.