Man dead after being hit by 2 cars in downtown Phoenix

Police responded early Tuesday morning.
Police responded early Tuesday morning.(Arizonz's Family)
Published: Feb. 7, 2023 at 6:53 AM MST|Updated: Feb. 7, 2023 at 12:30 PM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A man is dead after being hit by two cars in downtown Phoenix early Tuesday morning. He’s been identified as 27-year-old Isaiah Montez Reid.

According to Phoenix police, Reid was trying to street mid-block at 7th Street at Polk, just north of Van Buren, around 4:30 a.m. when he was hit by a southbound car. He was then hit by another car driving south. Reid was rushed to a hospital with serious injuries and died a short time later. Video from the scene showed crime scene tape and extensive traffic blockades in the area.

Investigators say the first driver stayed at the scene, while the second car drove away. Police don’t believe impairment was a factor for the driver who initially hit Reid, but officers are still searching for the second driver. Anyone with information on the collision is asked to contact Phoenix police or Silent Witness to remain anonymous at 480-WITNESS (480-TESTIGO for Spanish speakers).

Part of 7th Street was closed during the investigation Tuesday morning but has since reopened.