Person killed in hit-and-run crash on eastbound I-10 in Buckeye

A person was hit and killed by a car on the freeway in the far West Valley. Gibby Parra has the latest.
Published: Nov. 16, 2023 at 5:51 AM MST|Updated: Nov. 16, 2023 at 7:05 AM MST
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BUCKEYE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- One person is dead after Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers say they were hit by a driver who then took off on Interstate 10 in the Buckeye area early Thursday.

According to DPS, the victim was walking along the right shoulder of the eastbound lanes of the freeway near Verrado Way around 1:30 a.m. The driver then crossed into the shoulder and hit the person. The victim died at the scene.

The victim hasn’t been identified and no descriptions of the driver or the car have been released. DPS is asking anyone with information about the crash to call the agency at 602-223-2212 or submit a tip online at

Drivers were being forced to exit at Verrado, but the freeway reopened just before 7 a.m. Click/tap here for the First Alert Traffic map.

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