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Driver cooperating in death of Phoenix pedestrian

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Posted at 1:44 PM, Sep 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-26 16:44:48-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was hit by a car while crossing a street northeast of the airport.

Police said Saturday the victim died from injuries suffered in the accident just before 10 p.m. Friday.

He was identified as 61-year-old Vernon Crawford.

Police say Crawford was crossing Washington Street in the middle of the block near 4300 east when he was hit by a westbound Kia Forte.

A 32-year-old man driving the Kia stopped, rendered aid and is cooperating with investigators.

The driver was evaluated and impairment is not believed to have played a role in the accident.