Pedestrian struck and killed while on freeway in Gilbert

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GILBERT, Ariz. – A pedestrian was killed Friday night after being struck by a car while on a freeway.

The Department of Public Safety says the pedestrian was hit just before 9 p.m. on westbound State Route 202 near Williams Field Road.

The person struck died at the scene. Police have not released his or her identification pending next of kin notification.

The driver who struck the person remained at the scene. The accident remains under investigation.

Westbound State Route 202 was closed for about three hours.