Police: Woman hit, killed at 32nd Ave/Indian School; area known to be dangerous to pedestrians

PD: Woman hit, killed at 32nd Ave/Indian School
Posted at 6:55 AM, Jun 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-14 19:10:46-04

A 22-year-old woman is dead after she was hit by a car in Phoenix overnight along a dangerous stretch of road known to have claimed other victims. 

According to Phoenix Police, the woman was crossing Indian School Road near 32nd Avenue mid-block when she was hit by a westbound SUV.

The woman was taken to the hospital and later died from her injuries. 

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Police say the driver of the SUV stayed at the scene and impairment does not appear to be a factor in the crash.

Officials have not yet identified the woman who was killed. 

Earlier this month in the same area, two pedestrians were hit by a hit-and-run driver. The man and woman were said to be crossing Indian School Road mid-block in that case as well. 

In another case, a man was hit and killed when he was crossing mid-block in the same area near 35th Avenue and Monterosa Street

The City of Phoenix has been working to make changes to the dangerous intersection

A city spokeswoman told ABC15 they were hoping to have a specialized lighted crosswalk, called HAWK, installed, but she said it could take as long as three years to get the project started. Still, they plan to expedite the construction proposal.

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Police say they are also conducting further enforcement in the area regarding pedestrians and dangerous driving.