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Truck driver fatally struck by pickup after pulling over to check his load

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Authorities in Arizona have confirmed that a truck driver lost his life after he was struck by another vehicle on Friday.

The incident occurred around 8 a.m. on Friday, October 7, in north Phoenix, Arizona.

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, a semi truck driver pulled off of northbound I-17 near the Happy Valley Road Exit to check his load.

As the truck driver as standing outside of the truck, a passing pickup truck struck him.

The truck driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The pickup driver returned to the scene of the accident.

The incident remains under investigation.

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