- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix police are seeking the driver of a SUV which struck a woman who reportedly had run into traffic.

The woman was fatally injured late Monday night when hit by the SUV near Peoria and 43rd avenues.

Police said witnesses saw the woman take off her shoes, throw them into the roadway and then run into the path of a westbound vehicle.

That vehicle was described as a black Jeep Cherokee.

Sgt. Trent Crump said the woman had a history of mental illness and suicide attempts, including running into traffic.

Her name was not released.

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