A man was killed Saturday night after being hit by his girlfriend’s car, according to the Phoenix Police Department.
Just after 9.30pm, officers responded to a domestic violence call near 35th Avenue and Thunderbird Road after the caller said she ran over her boyfriend while trying to flee.
Phoenix officers say they found a man, identified as 29-year-old Marceliano Herrera, lying in the roadway with a woman trying to help him. He was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries, authorities said.
While investigating the collision, police learned from a witness that Herrera was holding the passenger door handle as the driver of the vehicle tried to drive away. He fell and was then knocked over by the vehicle, according to Phoenix police.
The driver immediately pulled over, called 911 and provided medical assistance, police said. She was assessed by detectives and showed no signs of weakening.
The driver was released pending the conclusion of the investigation.
This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Man killed after being hit by girlfriend’s car in North Phoenix