PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A teenage boy has died after being hit by a driver in Phoenix.

The incident happened around 7 a.m. at Central and Southern avenues.

Phoenix police said the 15-year-old pedestrian was not using a crosswalk. He was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Keshawn Hubanks has been identified as the boy killed, per his mother.

Keshawn Hubanks

Keshawn Hubanks

Hubanks' mother said her son was walking to a city bus stop to get to his school, Valley Lutheran High School, when he was hit by the vehicle. 

Police said the driver was heading east in the left and moved into the center lane to get ready for a left turn at Central Avenue. Keshawn was stopped in the center lane and that's when he was hit.

The driver of the vehicle stayed on the scene and is cooperating with officers. At this time, there are no signs of impairment. Speed was not a factor.

Keshawn is one of seven children.

Extra grief counselors were Valley Lutheran High School on Monday. Some students went home. The principal said there are about 195 kids total at the school, with 60 of them in Keshawn's freshman class.

The private high school is about 9 miles north of where the family lives. Keshawn's mother said it was important to her to have him go to a Christian school to learn about God.

The family is planning a vigil and memorial at the scene around 7 p.m.

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(4) comments


In the beginning of the drivers manual. Too bad i can eDIt it myself. UggggHHhhhh


In HS in the early 90s in drivers ed i remember at the beginning it said "pedestrians always have the right of way" (as they don't have 2 tons of steel protecting them?) but looking online i don't see that any more. Idiots are quick to believe ppl are on their phones. I've been a pedestrian for 40 years and no matter what city i lived in i've never had a problem always being aware of my surroundings. A few weeks ago i was almost hit behind Christown walking the 4 way crosswalk by a female who was on her pHONe in hEr cAr. The rEAl ppl that need to pay attention are idiots in cars who have all kinds of distractions besides the radio: now you can take phone calls in your car and all sorts of things. Her's was in her hands. I still remember the other drivers faces in shock. I could've messed her car up but i let it slide. Looking out goes bOTh ways.


Yes. We know you were there. We know you saw the whole thing. Truth is, this time of year it is dark outside when this idiot kid was standing in the middle of one of the business streets in South Phoenix during rush hour. Since he was going to a religious school, chances are he was wearing dark colors which furthered his death.

Joe Tax Payer

Stay off of you phones and watch where you are walking people !!!

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