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Interstate 17 closes at Peoria after pedestrian struck by vehicle

A car crash that killed a pedestrian closed southbound Interstate 17 for hours Tuesday night near Peoria Avenue, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

The freeway was shut down after 9 p.m. and remained closed until the 4 a.m. hour Wednesday.

Southbound traffic was forced to exit the freeway at Peoria.

The pedestrian was alive at the scene and taken to a hospital but later succumbed to the injuries, DPS said. There were no other injuries reported.

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