Tempe police arrest driver in death of pedestrian

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TEMPE, Ariz. -- A man who struck and killed a pedestrian with a work truck in Tempe Friday was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.

According to Tempe police spokesman Steve Carbajal, 26-year-old Victor Reeves Jr., of Tempe, showed signs of impairment, possibly due to drugs.

Reeves' work truck hit Tempe resident Roxana Laughing, 25, as she was walking on the sidewalk near Elliot Road and Priest Drive.

According to police, the truck was southbound on Priest Drive when it jumped a curb and struck Laughing. Police said Reeves corrected and went into oncoming traffic before crossing over a median and crashing into a covered bus stop.

Laughing was pronounced dead at the scene.

Reeves was booked into the Tempe City Jail and released pending a blood analysis, Carbajal said.

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