Woman hit and killed near Phoenix light rail station, police say

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A woman was struck and killed in Phoenix just after midnight Tuesday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) A woman was struck and killed in Phoenix just after midnight Tuesday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

A woman was hit and killed just after midnight Tuesday, according to Sgt. Jonathan Howard with the Phoenix Police Department.

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The woman was walking in the roadway near 44th and Washington streets when she was struck by a westbound vehicle.

Howard said she was transported to a hospital in critical condition. She was later pronounced deceased.

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The driver stopped at the scene and cooperated with police.

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Howard said neither driver impairment nor speed appear to be factors.

This was one of three deadly crashes involving a pedestrian in 12 hours in the Phoenix area. A recent study said Arizona ranks first in the number of pedestrian fatalities per resident in the U.S.

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