PHOENIX (KSAZ) - A 13-year-old boy riding his bike home from school was hit and killed by a suspected impaired driver.
Phoenix police officers responded to the area of 19th Avenue and west Broadway Road for a traffic collision involving a bicyclist and vehicle. Authorities say witnesses told officers they saw a vehicle traveling south on 19th Avenue cross over the north bound lanes, striking the bicyclist as he rode on the sidewalk.
The victim has been identified as Cordell Gooch. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver remained at the scene of the crash and police say the driver displayed signs of impairment.
The suspect's identity and charges are pending until the toxicology reports come back, and investigators reconstruct the collision scene.
Fundraiser for Cordell Gooch
"He was funny. He was special" - Classmates & teachers at CJ Jorgensen school remember 13 year old Cordell Gooch. He was hit and killed by a car while riding his bike Friday. They planted at tree at school in his honor today. #Fox10phoenix pic.twitter.com/h5PiKLHit6— Linda Fox 10 (@lindawfox10) December 4, 2017
Fellow students gather to remember 13 year old Cordell Gooch. The 8th grader was hit and killed by a suspected impaired driver Friday as he rode his bike home from school.— Linda Fox 10 (@lindawfox10) December 4, 2017
At 5 hear from his classmates & teachers. #Fox10phoenix pic.twitter.com/XlKid9ewsf