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Man killed when struck on highway by Arizona DPS vehicle

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Posted at 3:00 PM, Jan 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-05 17:01:33-05

CASA GRANDE, Ariz.- The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a pedestrian was fatally injured Friday night when struck by a DPS vehicle as he walked in a traffic lane of State Route 387 in Casa Grande.

DPS spokesman Quentin Mehr identified the man killed as 39-year-old Jason E. Rangel of Casa Grande.

Mehr says it's not known why Rangel was walking in a traffic lane and the DPS investigation is ongoing.

The name of the DPS sergeant who was driving the vehicle wasn't released.