PD: Pedestrian hit, killed in Glendale

GLENDALE, AZ - Authorities are investigating after a man was struck and killed in Glendale Thursday night.

Glendale police spokesman Sgt. Jay O'Neill said around 8 p.m., a civilian called police to report a man lying in road near 75th and Glendale avenues.

O'Neill said when officers arrived, they found a man, believed to be in his 50s, who had been struck by a vehicle in the eastbound lanes. 

Police said the victim may have been lying in the roadway for an unknown reason prior to being struck.

Authorities said the man was pronounced dead when officers arrived.

O'Neill said preliminary information indicates witnesses saw the man lying in the roadway and were approaching to check on him when several vehicles approached eastbound. 

One of those vehicles, a silver SUV, was unable to avoid a collision with the man and struck him as he was lying in the roadway. The SUV continued eastbound momentarily, but then did return to the scene. The SUV was occupied by a 38-year-old male driver, a 37-year-old female passenger, and three children. 

O'Neill said the investigation is ongoing at this time.

Authorities said they are still working to identify the victim.

Glendale Avenue was closed in both directions from 73rd Avenue to 75th Avenue for several hours while crews worked to clear the scene.

O'Neill said at this point in the investigation, it does not appear that the SUV driver was speeding or impaired.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Glendale Police Department at 623-930-3000.

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