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Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle in Phoenix

PHOENIX -- A man has died after being struck by a vehicle in Phoenix.

Jorge Antonio Islas, 22, was crossing McDowell Road on foot near 65th Avenue Friday night when he was struck by a pickup truck. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died from his injuries.

It appears that alcohol may have been a factor on the part of both Islas and the driver, according to Sgt. Tommy Thompson with the Phoenix Police Department.

Thompson credited the driver for staying at the crash site until police arrived.

"No matter how severe a collision is, you're always better to stay at the scene because if you leave, it just compounds the problems and makes it worse for everyone involved," Thompson said.

Phoenix police are still investigating the accident.

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