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Police: Pedestrian dies after being struck by stolen truck

August 22, 2018

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police say a stolen rental truck driven by a burglary suspect struck a police vehicle responding to an alarm and then collided with a tow truck before striking a woman who died of her injuries.

Sgt. Vince Lewis says the 39-year-old driver of the stolen U-Haul truck used in the burglary of a cellphone store early Wednesday morning then stopped the stolen truck and ran but was taken into custody nearby.

Lewis said the man would be jailed after being treated for “non-incapacitating injuries.” His identity wasn’t released.

The pedestrian who died was identified as 45-year-old Dawn Bestenlehner.

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