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Pedestrian asking for help in Phoenix killed when car gets knocked into her

Sep 26, 2022, 1:02 PM

(Facebook File Photo/Phoenix Police Department)...

(Facebook File Photo/Phoenix Police Department)

(Facebook File Photo/Phoenix Police Department)

PHOENIX – A pedestrian was killed in Phoenix early Monday when a vehicle hit the car she’d flagged down to ask for help, authorities said.

Candice Russell, 41, had stopped a car on eastbound Buckeye Road at Ninth Avenue around 4:45 a.m. and was asking the driver to call 911 when the collision occurred, the Phoenix Police Department said in a press release.

A vehicle coming in from behind swerved to avoid the stopped car but sideswiped it, knocking it into Russell, police said.

Russell was taken to a hospital, where she died from her injuries.

Neither driver needed hospitalization.

Nobody was arrested and it’s unclear why Russell was seeking help, police said.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Pedestrian asking for help in Phoenix killed when car gets knocked into her