Woman dies after being hit by a car in central Phoenix

Buckeye Rd. was closed between 7th and 15th Avenue.
Buckeye Rd. was closed between 7th and 15th Avenue.(Arizona's Family)
Published: Sep. 26, 2022 at 8:01 AM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A woman is dead after she was hit by a car on a busy central Phoenix street early Monday morning.

According to Sgt. Phil Krynsky, officers were called out to the area of 9th Avenue and Buckeye Road just after 4:45 a.m. When they showed up, investigators learned that a woman, identified as Candice Russell, 41, had waved down a car and asked them to call 911. She and that vehicle were stopped on the side of the road facing eastbound when another car was coming from behind and swerved to avoid hitting them. That second car sideswiped the car that was stopped, which hit Russell.

Police say Russell was rushed to the hospital where she later died. At this time, authorities say it’s unclear why Russell had asked to call 911.