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Man dies after being hit by car near near 59th Ave and Thomas Rd

Posted: 7:49 AM, Mar 26, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-26 10:49:34-04

PHOENIX — A man is dead after being hit by a car near 59th Avenue and Thomas Road.

Phoenix police say the crash happened around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Emergency crews arrived at the scene and found a pedestrian, identified as 64-year-old Herman Nakai, lying in the roadway.

Paramedics announced him dead at thes scene.

The driver, a 45-year-old man, stopped and waited for police.

Authorities say impairment does not appear to be a factor, but speed may be.

The investigation is ongoing.