Police: Impairment suspected after man struck and killed in Phoenix

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Police said impairment is suspected after a man was struck and killed in Phoenix late Monday night. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Police said impairment is suspected after a man was struck and killed in Phoenix late Monday night. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

According to the Phoenix Police Department, an 80-year-old man is dead after he was struck and killed crossing mid-block in Phoenix Monday night.

Sgt. Jonathan Howard said the man was crossing near 43rd Avenue and Indian School Road around 7 p.m.

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He was struck by a southbound vehicle while crossing mid-block.

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The man was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries, Howard said.

The driver of the vehicle stopped and cooperated with police.

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Driver impairment is suspected, according to Howard.

Forty-third Avenue was closed in both directions for several hours while police investigated. The roadway has since reopened but the crash remains under investigation.

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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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