Person dies after being hit on I-17 in central Phoenix

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- The Arizona Department of Public Safety says it is investigating a deadly crash involving a pedestrian in Phoenix Thursday morning.

The crash happened around 5:30 a.m. near Bethany Home Road in the southbound lanes of the I-17. One person was hit and died. The victim's identity has not yet been released. There is no word on the driver involved.

The southbound on-ramp is closed as the investigation takes place. Video from Arizona's Family News Chopper showed the crash blocking the right lanes. The investigation is ongoing.


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