Jogger hit, killed by car in Phoenix

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PHOENIX – A 54-year-old woman was killed as she was jogging in Ahwatukee early Wednesday morning.

It happened at about 6 a.m. at 44th Street and Elliot Road. According to police, Rene Karlin was jogging on the sidewalk along the Warner-Elliot Loop when a 2007 Nissan Maxima crossed over all the oncoming lanes, jumped the curb and hit her, according to Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson.

Paramedics responding to the scene did a “scoop and run,” which means they did not try to treat the woman at the scene, but rather rushed her immediately to a local hospital. She did not survive her injuries.

Police do not yet know why the driver lost control of the vehicle. He was not injured in the collision.

Aerial video from the scene showed the car with extensive windshield damage on the driver’s side. No information about the 20-year-old driver has been released, but he reportedly did stay at the accident scene and talked with police.

There reportedly were no skid marks on the road, which would indicate that the car's brakes were not engaged in the seconds before the woman was hit.

Detectives spent the morning on the scene and will determine if impairment was a factor. That’s something investigators always look at in this kind of wreck.

No citations have been issued at this time and this case is ongoing.