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Man hit, killed by a car at West Phoenix gas station; driver booked into jail

Posted: 8:26 PM, Oct 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-15 04:19:51Z
PD: Man hit by car at gas station, 2 others hurt
PD: Man hit by car at gas station, 2 others hurt

Police say a 33-year-old woman was jailed after a deadly crash at a gas station near 35th and Glendale avenues Saturday afternoon. 

Officials say a vehicle headed northbound on 35th Avenue around 3 p.m. reportedly tried to brake to avoid hitting another vehicle in the roadway but was not able to slow or stop due to a potential mechanical issue. 

The driver's vehicle ran off the roadway and into a gas station parking lot where 34-year-old Sergio Grimaldo was walking. He was struck by the vehicle and taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries. 

The vehicle also struck a car parked at a gas pump and a pole. Police say a 32-year-old woman reportedly also suffered minor injuries during the incident. 

The driver of the car, 33-year-old Shanika Bennett, was found to be impaired at the time of the crash and booked into jail on a count of manslaughter. She suffered only minor injuries. 

The investigation is ongoing.