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Woman dead after being struck by Phoenix garbage truck

Feb 15, 2024, 7:54 PM | Updated: Feb 16, 2024, 6:25 am

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An investigation is underway after a woman died on Feb. 15, 2024, after being struck by a city of Phoenix garbage truck. (City of Phoenix Public Works Department Photo)

(City of Phoenix Public Works Department Photo)

PHOENIX — An investigation is underway after a woman died Thursday after being struck by a city of Phoenix garbage truck, authorities said.

Officers responded to a collision involving a pedestrian around 3:30 p.m. near 19th Avenue and Union Hills Drive, the Phoenix Police Department said.

When officers arrived, they found 21-year-old Orianna Nicole Diosdado with serious injuries, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives said the garbage truck was traveling north on 19th Avenue when it made a right turn on Union Hills Drive, striking Diosdado as she was walking in the marked crosswalk at the intersection.

Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in the crash.

Conclusions about the crash will be determined after the accident reconstruction process.

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Woman dead after being struck by Phoenix garbage truck