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Pedestrian fatally struck by car while jaywalking in Phoenix

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Posted at 1:40 PM, Nov 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-24 15:40:14-05

PHOENIX (AP) - Police in Phoenix say a pedestrian has been fatally struck by a car while jaywalking.

They say 75-year-old Robert Joey was hit about 1:15 a.m. Sunday and was crossing the street outside of the crosswalk.

Joey was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say Joey was reported missing before the incident occurred.

He was last seen walking away from the Christown Mall, located about 8 miles south of the fatal crash site.

Police say the 26-year-old driver remained at the scene and impairment or speed don't appear to be a factor.

The driver told police he saw the man in the roadway, but was unable to stop in time or avoid the collision.