DPS: Pedestrian on freeway struck, killed by car in west Phoenix

Posted at 5:02 AM, Jun 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-11 14:24:12-04

A pedestrian is dead after being struck and killed by a car on the freeway in Phoenix.

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.

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No additional information was immediately available.