Child pedestrian killed in north Phoenix vehicle collision

A Phoenix police cruiser.
A Phoenix police cruiser.

A 10-year-old child pedestrian was killed in a vehicle collision in north Phoenix early Tuesday, as police continue to investigate.

Just before 8 a.m., officers were called to the area of 23rd Avenue and Thunderbird Road for reports of a vehicle collision involving a young pedestrian.

The child, later identified as Jayveon Grant, was transported to a hospital, where he died.

Police said the crash happened when a pick-up truck pulling a trailer was stopped at a stop sign on 23rd Avenue getting ready to make a right turn onto Thunderbird Road. Grant and an adult male family member were walking west on the south side of Thunderbird Road.

The adult family member walked between the pick-up and the trailer. The pick-up began to move to make a right turn and the trailer struck Grant, according to police. The adult was not hurt.

The vehicle involved remained at the scene and impairment was not believed to be a factor, Phoenix police spokesperson Sgt. Melissa Soliz said in a statement.

Detectives with the vehicular crimes unit responded to take over the investigation. The investigation remains ongoing.

This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Child pedestrian killed in vehicle collision in north Phoenix