Naked man killed after being hit by car on I-17

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Southbound Interstate 17 in north Phoenix has reopened at Northern Avenue after a nearly two-hour closure that occurred after a naked man was hit by a car. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Southbound Interstate 17 in north Phoenix has reopened at Northern Avenue after a nearly two-hour closure that occurred after a naked man was hit by a car. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

A naked man ran into the road and was hit and killed by a vehicle early Friday morning on southbound I-17, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. 

This incident took place southbound I-17 at Northern Avenue.

DPS troopers say that a man had an altercation with staff and security at the Residence Inn at Northern Avenue and I-17.

According to DPS, that suspect entered the southbound lanes of I-17 and lay down within the traffic lanes.

[Photos: Naked man hit by car on southbound I-17]

That's when the man took off his clothes. 

DPS troopers said when the suspect stood up, he was struck by a car.

The man was transported to a hospital in critical condition where he later died from his injuries.

The southbound lanes were closed for about an hour and were reopened just before 6:15 a.m.

Phoenix police are still investigating this case. 

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