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Updated Mar 7, 2013 - 11:59 am

I-17 south reopens after fatal pedestrian accident

PHOENIX — Southbound Interstate 17 in Phoenix has reopened Thursday morning after a fatal
car-pedestrian accident.

Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves said the body of an unidentified woman was found on
the southbound freeway at 16th Street, near the split from I-10.

He said officers are speaking with the driver of a vehicle that
struck the woman and that the driver, who called police, won’t be arrested. The accident happened around 4 a.m.

The closure shut down the freeway until shortly before noon.


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