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Child dies after getting hit by car while walking to school in Phoenix

Dec 8, 2022, 10:31 AM | Updated: Dec 9, 2022, 12:54 pm

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

(Facebook File Photo/Phoenix Police Department)

(Facebook File Photo/Phoenix Police Department)

PHOENIX — A child died Thursday morning after getting hit by a car while walking to school with his father, authorities said.

The pedestrians apparently were crossing 27th Avenue mid-block, south of Camelback Road, when they were hit by a southbound vehicle, the Phoenix Police Department said.

The 6-year-old boy died after being taken to a hospital, police said.

He was a student at Granada West Elementary School.

The driver, who stayed at the scene, showed no signs of impairment, police said.

Traffic on 27th Avenue was closed in both directions in the area while the scene was under investigation.

No other details about the incident were immediately available.

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