Arizona

Mar 15, 2014 12:23 PM by Associated Press

Flagstaff man killed retrieving item on I-40

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a 30-year-old Flagstaff father of four was fatally hit by a car while trying to retrieve a rabbit cage that fell out of his truck bed.

The Arizona Highway Patrol says Clint "Tony" Orozco was stepping out into the lane Thursday night on Interstate 40 near the Butler exit when a woman driving a Ford sedan hit him.

Orozco was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says alcohol and speeding do not appear to be factors.

Officials say there is no indication the 21-year-old driver was engaged in any wrongdoing.

DPS says Orozco was also a full-time member of the Arizona National Guard and served several tours in Iraq.

They say he was a technician who worked on military equipment at Camp Navajo

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