Pedestrian killed on Phoenix sidewalk after 2 cars collide, spin out of control
Mar 23, 2023, 5:30 PM
(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Police Department, file)
PHOENIX — A 60-year-old pedestrian was killed Thursday morning following a collision involving two vehicles in Phoenix, authorities said.
Police responded to a call about the collision around 6 a.m. at 24th Street and Northern Avenue, the Phoenix Police Department said in a press release.
A vehicle was traveling north on the Interstate 17 on-ramp when the driver attempted to make a right turn onto Northern Avenue.
The driver disregarded traffic, which had been driving on a green arrow from the southbound Interstate 17 overpass, when it was struck by a vehicle making a left onto Northern Avenue, police said.
The first vehicle allegedly spun and left the roadway, striking Julian Ibarra.
Ibarra was taken to a hospital where he later died from his injuries.
Impairment isn’t believed to be a factor in the crash.
An investigation into the crash remains ongoing.
No additional information was available.