2 pedestrians killed in west Phoenix in separate accidents

Posted at 8:34 AM, May 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-14 14:18:50-04

Two pedestrians were killed over the weekend in west Phoenix when they were struck by vehicles in separate accidents.

Police say 52-year-old Martin Jones died Saturday night after he was struck by an SUV.

Jones was crossing a street outside of a crosswalk at the time he was struck.

Police say the driver of the SUV is suspected of being impaired.

The other pedestrian fatality occurred Sunday morning when 46-year-old Clifford Yazzie was struck by a car as he was either trying to cross a street or stumbled into the roadway.

Police say the driver remained at the scene and showed no signs of impairment.

The weekend incidents mark the latest in a string of deadly pedestrian crashes in the Valley in 2018. Since January, more than three dozen deadly accidents have been reported in Phoenix. 

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