A pedestrian is dead after being struck and killed by a car on the freeway in Phoenix.
BREAKING: A car hit and killed a pedestrian on the freeway here near I-10 & 51st Avenue. No ETA on reopening. Also, no word yet on why a pedestrian may have been in the roadway. We are gathering details for #abc15 beginning at 5 a.m. https://t.co/EC9Cfj4Y6a
— Megan Thompson (@MeganABC15) June 10, 2018
Interstate 10 eastbound was closed for several hours on Sunday at 51st Avenue after a vehicle hit the pedestrian who was in the roadway, officials said.
The pedestrian was later identified as 26-year-old Damien Martinez. It is unknown why he was walking in the roadway.
A Department of Public Safety spokesperson says there were multiple other crashes in the area following the initial collision.
No additional information was immediately available.