Man struck, killed after truck crashes into south Phoenix bus stop

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Posted at 7:02 PM, Nov 06, 2021

PHOENIX — Police say a 64-year-old man was struck and killed by a driver while he was at a bus stop in south Phoenix Saturday.

At around 3:15 p.m. officers responded to the area of 16th Street and Southern Avenue for a crash with injuries.

When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a box truck pulling a car dolly was traveling southbound on 16th Street.

The vehicle then drove into opposing traffic lanes and onto the sidewalk of 16th Street, striking a bus stop and a pedestrian.

The pedestrian was later identified as 64-year-old Javier Saavedra.

Saavedra was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the box truck, identified as 24-year-old Brandon Seymour, was evaluated for impairment and later booked into Maricopa County Jail, police said.

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Seymour faces multiple charges that include homicide and drug offenses.

An investigation is ongoing.