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Car hits two pedestrians in Mesa, killing one Tuesday night

Mesa pedestrian fatal
Posted at 4:57 AM, Apr 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-13 11:54:50-04

MESA, AZ — One person was killed in a crash involving two pedestrians in Mesa Tuesday evening.

Mesa Police Department officials say the crash occurred near Main Street and Dobson Road around 9 p.m.

Investigators learned 40-year-old Aaron Conger and a woman were crossing the light rail tracks across Main Street just before the crash occurred.

Conger reportedly tripped over the light rail curb and fell into the road. The woman tried to help him to his feet when a vehicle swerved to miss them.

A second vehicle then struck the pair.

Police say the pedestrians were crossing illegally at the time of the crash.

The driver who struck them stayed at the scene and cooperated with officers. The driver may face DUI charges pending the outcome of toxicology tests.

The investigation is ongoing.

The area was shut down for traffic for several hours and light rail traffic was also impacted during the investigation.