Man hit, killed by car in Phoenix

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PHOENIX -- A 46-year-old man running toward his injured pet was hit and killed by a car Saturday night in Phoenix.

Police said Charlie Thompson had just learned that his dog had been hit by a vehicle. Thompson was running across 19th Avenue near Union Hills Drive to help his pet when he was hit by a 2007 two-door Chevrolet.

Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Phoenix police Officer James Holmes said Thompson was not in a crosswalk.

The 21-year-old driver was evaluated and no indications of impairment were found.

Police did not have any information about the incident involving the dog.