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Semi-truck kills man on Phoenix sidewalk

Posted at 10:22 AM, Sep 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-21 13:22:21-04

Police say a pedestrian has died in west Phoenix after being struck by a semi-truck.

Sgt. Tommy Thompson the incident happened around 1:45 p.m. Thursday near Van Buren Street and 35th Avenue.
According to Thompson, the driver of a semi-truck with a flatbed trailer was making a right turn when the rear wheels of the trailer went up onto the sidewalk.
That led to a collision with a man who was on the sidewalk.
Thompson says the victim died at the scene.
The 30-year-old male driver remained at the scene. He showed no signs of impairment.
The investigation is ongoing.
Police say charges are pending.