PHOENIX - Police are investigating a crash where a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle near 36th Street and Thomas on Tuesday morning.
Authorities say the woman was crossing Thomas Road in or near the crosswalk when she was struck by an eastbound vehicle.
"The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital where she died of her injuries. The driver attempted to leave the area but was detained by police," stated Phoenix Police Sgt. Jonathan Howard.
Howard says driver impairment does not appear to be a factor in the crash.
No names have been released in this case.
The roadway was restricted due to the investigation.
Intersection of 36th St/Thomas is closed in all directions after an SUV hits and kills a woman crossing the street in a crosswalk. The driver tries to leave the scene, but is stopped by @phoenixpolice Avoid the area if possible. @FOX10Phoenix @MarcyJonesFox10 pic.twitter.com/9cScA5evH8— Mike Robison (@mrobisonfox10) March 6, 2018
Woman hit & killed by this vehicle at 36th St/Thomas. Driver attempted to leave the seen by pretending to be a patron of the Walgreens but was detained by police. Roadway closed for next 4 to 5 hours. @FOX10Phoenix #fox10phoenix pic.twitter.com/Q3VCE8eY6a— Brian Acosta (@BAcostaFox10) March 6, 2018