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Man fleeing DPS hit by car, sparks I-10 partial closure

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Huge backup I-10 eastbound at  43rd Avenue. (Source: CBS 5 News) Huge backup I-10 eastbound at 43rd Avenue. (Source: CBS 5 News)
The victim had been pulled over a short time earlier in a DPS-initiated traffic stop. (Source: CBS 5 News) The victim had been pulled over a short time earlier in a DPS-initiated traffic stop. (Source: CBS 5 News)
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PHOENIX (CBS5) -

The eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 have reopened at 43rd Avenue after a man fleeing law enforcement on foot was hit by a car.

The extent of the man's injuries is not known.

All traffic was detoured off the freeway at 43rd Avenue at around 3:30 p.m., the Arizona Department of Transportation said.

The victim had been pulled over a short time earlier in a DPS-initiated traffic stop. The officer saw what was described as "a criminal element" in the vehicle. That's when the man took off running.

Stay with cbs5az.com and CBS 5 News for updates on this developing story.

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