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Man pushing wheelchair hit, killed near 23rd Avenue and Bell Road

Posted at 10:51 AM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-29 12:51:22-05

PHOENIX — A man pushing a wheelchair was hit and killed in north Phoenix Wednesday morning.

Phoenix police say the crash occurred near 23rd Avenue and Bell Road before 7 a.m.

The traffic signal reportedly changed while a man pushing a wheelchair was crossing the street and a westbound vehicle, driven by a 77-year-old man, struck the pedestrian.

The victim, a 62-year-old man, was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The driver remained at the scene and police do not believe impairment was a factor in the crash.

The crash is still under investigation and charges are pending.