PD: Teen brothers killed after being hit by car in north Phoenix

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Two teenage brothers are dead after they were hit by a car in north Phoenix.  

It happened just after 7 p.m. Friday near Tatum and Shea boulevards.

According to Phoenix PD spokeswoman Sgt. Mercedes Fortune, witnesses said the pair was running on the road and got involved in a physical altercation. That's when they were hit by the car.

A 15-year-old boy, identified as Roger Gamez-Rodriguez, was pronounced dead at the scene. A 17-year-old boy, identified as Iran Gamez, was transported in critical condition to a nearby trauma center where he died.

The driver of the car remained on the scene and police say impairment does not appear to be a factor in the crash.

Phoenix police are investigating the incident.

Family members have started a Go Fund Me to help pay for funeral expenses.

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