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I-17 hit-and-run leaves person dead

The crash occurred Thursday morning and there is no immediate information on the vehicle that hit the pedestrian.

PHOENIX — A pedestrian is dead after a crash on Interstate 17 Thursday, officials said.

The pedestrian, later identified as David Espinoza, 58, may have been walking on I-17 near Thunderbird Road when he was hit and killed, Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers said. 

The vehicle involved in the crash left the scene. Espinoza's body was found by a wall just off the highway. 

There was no immediate information on the description of the vehicle involved in the fatal crash, DPS said.  

This is a developing story. We will add more information as it becomes available. 

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