Man dead after being hit by car on freeway in Phoenix

DPS says the collision is blocking three lanes on the freeway, including the HOV lane.
DPS says the collision is blocking three lanes on the freeway, including the HOV lane.(Arizona's Family)
Published: Nov. 27, 2022 at 8:22 PM MST|Updated: Nov. 28, 2022 at 5:23 PM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - A man is dead after being hit by a car on the freeway in Phoenix Sunday evening. On Monday, the man was identified as 36-year-old Brandon Lee Goldtooth.

Around 7:30 p.m., Department of Public Safety officials responded to the I-17 and Northern Avenue for the report of a man lying on the road after being hit by a car. DPS says the collision temporarily blocked three lanes on the freeway, including the HOV lane.

Officials say they don’t know why Goldtooth was on the freeway. During the investigation, the southbound lanes of I-17 were closed at Northern. Those lanes reopened shortly before 10 p.m.