Teen dies after being struck by vehicle in Phoenix

- A valley teen has died after being struck by a vehicle while crossing a street on Monday night.

Phoenix police say the 13-year-old girl was crossing 19th Avenue at Utopia when she was struck by a vehicle that was traveling southbound at 8:30 p.m.

According to witnesses at the scene, the teen was looking down while crossing the street and disregarded the "don't walk" signal on the traffic light.

The 19-year-old driver of the vehicle locked up his brakes and skidded several feet before hitting the teen, who did not react to the incoming vehicle.

The teen was transported to a local hospital where she later died.

The driver stayed at the scene after the collision and there were no indications of impairment.

Speed was also not a factor in the collision and the driver was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.


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