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Man hit and killed by car, possibly distracted by cell phone

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Phoenix Police say a man was killed when he was hit by the car while trying to cross the street, and that the pedestrian may have been distracted by his cell phone.

Police say 45-year-old Joseph Slaven was not in the crosswalk when he crossed the middle of the intersection of 36th Avenue and Northern.  Officer say he was hit by a Chevy Cavalier that was heading west on Northern, and that the driver of the car remained on scene.

A spokesperson for the Phoenix Police Department says it's not clear if impairment was a factor, but notes that the pedestrian may have been using his cell phone instead of paying attention to traffic.  The investigation will continue.

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