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1 woman, 1 man dead after being hit by a truck in Phoenix

Police said both victims were transported to the hospital in extremely critical condition where they later died.

PHOENIX — A man and a woman are dead after they were hit by a truck in central Phoenix Tuesday night. 

Phoenix firefighters said the victims, identified as 67-year-old Dorathy Chambers and 60-year-old Joseph Futierrez, were hit by the vehicle while crossing the street near 32nd Street and Thomas Road.

Officials said both the victims were transported to the hospital in extremely critical condition where they later died.

The truck driver remained on the scene, according to Phoenix police. The driver has yet to be identified.

This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for updates.

Driving Safety Tips: 

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) offers driving tips to help keep people safe on the road. 

"There’s always room for improvement when it comes to road safety," the department said on its website. 

ADOT's suggestions include: 

  • Don’t speed or drive aggressively 

  • Never drive while under the influence of substances 

  • Avoid distractions while driving 

  • Wear your seatbelt and make sure all passengers are doing the same 

  • When an emergency vehicle is on the side of the road, move over 

  • Stay extra aware in work zones 

  • Be prepared for weather conditions that make driving dangerous 

Find more tips on the department's Driving Safety Homepage on ADOT's website here. 

"Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov, by calling 511, downloading the AZ 511 app and through ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT," the department said. 

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