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Police: Two pedestrians hit, one killed crossing Phoenix street

Posted: 1:41 PM, Nov 27, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-28 08:07:26-05

Authorities say one person has died and another remains in critical condition after a crash Sunday afternoon.

The pair, a man and a boy, were rushed from the scene in serious condition, according to the Phoenix Fire Department. 

Police have identified the deceased as 42-year-old Muneer Muhammed. They say the 11-year-old child remains in critical condition. 

The crash happened around 1:15 p.m. at the intersection of 19th and Northern avenues. Phoenix police say the two people were hit by a vehicle as they crossed the street in the crosswalk against a red light.

The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene and impairment is not considered to be a factor in the crash, according to a police spokeswoman.

The crash closed the intersection and it would remain closed for the next few hours. Police asked drivers to seek an alternate route.