Pedestrian killed on I-10 in Avondale identified

11/10/14 - Authorities have identified a 32-year-old Avondale man killed Saturday on Interstate 10 in the West Valley.

Gilbert Salas Gutierrez died after he was hit by a truck, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

The incident happened just before 4 a.m. in the westbound lanes of I-10 near Avondale Boulevard where authorities said Gutierrez had been traveling on foot.

The truck struck Gutierrez after he ran down a dirt freeway embankment along I-10 and into traffic, DPS said.