Impairment factor in early morning fatal pedestrian accident

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PHOENIX - A pedestrian was hit by a car early Saturday morning and impairment is a likely factor in the fatal crash.

Around 12:30 a.m., Gilberto Contreras-Lopez was crossing Indian School Road at 10th Street when he was struck by a four-door Volkswagen driven by a 28-year-old man.

Contreras-Lopez was transported to an area hospital where he later died.

When investigators arrived on scene, they evaluated the driver and believe impairment was a factor in the fatal crash.

No word from Phoenix police on any charges that might be filed against the driver.