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Elderly Man Killed in Fatal Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident on 56th Street and Tierra Buena Lane

PHOENIX, AZ (April 1, 2021) – Early Thursday morning on April 1, a 67-year-old man was killed in a deadly hit-and-run crash on 56th Street.

Phoenix Police arrived to the scene around 5:46 a.m., on Tierra Buena Lane and 56th Street. According to reports, a white pickup-truck struck the pedestrian and fled the scene.

When emergency crews arrived, they pronounced the man dead on scene. At the time, he was not in the marked crosswalk.

Those with more information regarding the crash on 56th Street are asked to contact local authorities as soon as possible.

The surrounding area at the intersection was closed during cleanup and preliminary duties. However, the roadway has since reopened to traffic.

An active investigation still remains ongoing. Once available, more information about the hit-and-run crash on 56th Street will be released to the public.


The attorneys at Sweet James would like to extend their sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased man.


Losing a loved one in an accident is always traumatic and affects all aspects of life of those left behind. At Sweet James, they understand what you and your family are going through, and are here to help. With their extensive experience in the legal field, they know what it takes to win your case. They have dealt with a variety of cases including personal injury, wrongful death, and auto accidents.

Contact their offices by calling (800) 975-3435 to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced legal professional in your area. For your convenience, they are also available 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week through email, text message, and online chat. To request a police report, click here.

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