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Woman in wheelchair dead after being hit by car in Tempe near Southern/Rural

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Posted at 1:53 PM, Apr 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-26 20:18:02-04

Tempe police are investigating a deadly crash involving a woman in a wheelchair.

Police responded to reports of a car accident near Southern Avenue and Rural Road Thursday afternoon.

According to officials, the woman was struck by a car and taken to a hospital where she later died of her injuries. 

Impairment does not appear to be a factor in the crash, authorities said.

Northbound Rural Road was closed for several hours after the crash but has since opened.