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PD: Pedestrian killed in crash at 39th Avenue and Southern

Posted: 8:51 PM, Dec 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-25 04:19:51Z
Pedestrian seriously hurt in crash near 39th Avenue and Southern

LAVEEN, AZ — A pedestrian who was involved in a collision involving a vehicle in Laveen on Saturday evening has died, according to Phoenix police.

Phoenix police say the crash happened in the area of 39th and Southern avenues around 7 p.m.

According to police, 60-year-old Manuel Villa Verde was crossing West Southern Avenue mid-block when he was struck by a silver Toyota Prius.

Villa Verde was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police have not released the identity of the driver, only stating that he is 47-years-old.

The driver involved in the incident remained at the scene, police say.

Police do not believe impairment was not a factor in this deadly crash.

A GoFundMe page has been established by the family to help cover funeral costs.