PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- The northbound lanes of Interstate 17 were shut down Saturday night after a person walking along the freeway was struck and killed by a vehicle.

The victim has been identified as 52 year-old Gary M. Danahy of Phoenix.

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The incident occurred around 7:30 p.m. near the Glendale Avenue exit, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

DPS says Danahy had been walking south in the northbound lanes. Multiple people had called in to report seeing him in the roadway.

It's not clear why he was walking on the freeway.


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