77-Year-Old George Casner and His Dog Hit and Killed by Car while Walking in Phoenix
PHOENIX, AZ (November 18, 2019) – A man and his dog were struck and killed by a car near Thunderbird Road, Monday morning.
According to the Phoenix Police Department, the incident happened around 6:00 AM. 77-year-old George Casner was walking his dog in a marked crosswalk. Before he could get to the other side, the traffic light turned green. Then, a 2014 Dodge Challenger hit the man and his dog.
Emergency responders rushed Casner to a local hospital, where he later died. As per reports, his dog died at the scene.
Meanwhile, the 26-year-old driver of the Challenger remained and cooperated with investigators.
Officials do not believe impairment played a role in the fatal collision.They are investigating whether distraction or street darkness were factors in the crash. Authorities will release additional information once it becomes available.
During this difficult time, Sweet James would like to offer our heartfelt condolences and sincerest sympathies to the family of George Casner.
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