Man hit and killed while crossing street in a wheelchair in Phoenix

PHOENIX - A man was hit and killed while traveling in a wheelchair Friday night, according to Phoenix police.

The crash happened near 19th Avenue and Cactus Road around 7:30 p.m. 

Police say a vehicle was traveling along 19th Avenue when it hit 73-year-old George Hatch crossing the street in a wheelchair. 

Hatch was taken to the hospital but did not survive.

Police say the driver remained on scene and is cooperating. Impairment doesn’t appear to be a factor.

Police did not specify if the man hit and killed was crossing in a crosswalk or not. 


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