Young jogger killed inside crosswalk in Phoenix hit-and-run

April 9, 2018

PHOENIX (AP) — A 21-year-old man who was crossing the street inside a crosswalk in Phoenix was killed in a nighttime hit-and-run accident, police said Monday.

Sgt. Vince Lewis of the police department’s media relations unit said Taylor White died at the scene.

Authorities initially misidentified him as a 17-year-old. Lewis said Monday that White was jogging with a 17-year-old boy, who was uninjured.

Lewis said that the two were jogging southbound with the green light inside the crosswalk in the 3000-west block of Camelback Road around 8:20 p.m. Sunday when a westbound white SUV drove around several stopped vehicles waiting for their light to change and ran through a red light, striking White and fleeing.

The latest accident comes amid a spate of traffic fatalities involving pedestrians in the Phoenix area.

No arrests were immediately reported in the most recent accident.

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