PHOENIX — A 9-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital Tuesday night after being struck by a car.
The crash happened on 36th Street and Thomas Road just before 6 p.m. Police say the boy, who was identified as Matthew Calles, was trying to cross the street when he was hit. He wasn’t in a crosswalk.
Calles was hospitalized and later died.
The driver of the car stayed at the scene, and police have ruled out impairment as a factor.
The area was closed off during the investigation.