Pedestrian killed March 12 on Hunt Highway in San Tan Valley

Eastbound Hunt Highway in San Tan Valley was closed at Tumbling River due to fatal vehicle and pedestrian collision that occurred around 5:49 a.m. today, March 12, just south of Wal-Mart, 1725 W. Hunt Highway, according to Tim Gaffney, director of administration for the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.

UPDATE: The highway was expected to reopen to traffic at 11 a.m., Mr. Gaffney said in an e-mailed response to questions.

The pedestrian was taken to a medical center where they were pronounced dead, Mr. Gaffney said in an e-mail to news media. Mr. Gaffney did not release whether the victim was a man or woman.

The PSCO Vehicular Crimes Unit is investigating the incident. No impairment was suspected, Mr. Gaffney said.

Eastbound Hunt Highway was expected to be closed for several hours during the initial investigation, he said.

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