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Eastbound I-10 in Buckeye reopens after crash involving pedestrian

Nov 16, 2023, 5:37 AM | Updated: 12:20 pm

A backup was building up near Buckeye following a closure of Interstate 10 in Buckeye due to a cras...

Eastbound Interstate 10 in Buckeye closed Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023, following a crash. (AZ511 Traffic Camera)

(AZ511 Traffic Camera)

PHOENIX — Eastbound Interstate 10 in Buckeye reopened Thursday morning after temporarily closing due to a fatal hit-and-run involving a pedestrian, transportation officials said.

The closure went into effect at 1:30 a.m. and ended around 7 a.m. The crash happened near Verrado Way, and drivers were being taken off at Watson Road.

Authorities said the crash happened when a vehicle crossed into the right shoulder and hit a male pedestrian walking in the area. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The vehicle involved in the crash has not been identified.

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Eastbound I-10 in Buckeye reopens after crash involving pedestrian