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Pedestrian crossing street killed in Laveen following hit-and-run

Nov 30, 2022, 4:00 PM
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PHOENIX — Phoenix police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run collision after a pedestrian died Tuesday evening, authorities said.

Officers responded to the area near 51st Avenue and Baseline Road in the west Phoenix neighborhood of Laveen about a report of a collision, the Phoenix Police Department said in a press release.

When they arrived, they found 55-year-old John Benson Franklin injured on the roadway.

He was taken to a hospital where he died, police said.

Preliminary information suggests Franklin was walking across Baseline Road when a vehicle traveling westbound struck him.

The vehicle fled and the driver remains outstanding, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at 480-948-6377.

No other information was available.

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Pedestrian crossing street killed in Laveen following hit-and-run