The Safford Police Department is investigating the death of a pedestrian who was struck by a car shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday night.

The pedestrian was hit on Highway 70 in the 1400 block of Highway 70, said Chief Glen Orr.

The department shut down the highway in all directions from 14th to 20th Avenue for a period of time Tuesday night.

Capt. Brian Avila said more details on the incident will be released Wednesday afternoon.

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