CHANDLER, Ariz. — Authorities said a 61-year-old woman was killed just
before midnight Thursday when she was struck by an SUV while walking in a
traffic lane of Interstate 10 in Chandler.
The accident occurred in the freeway’s eastbound lanes, which were closed for
several hours early Friday. The woman’s identity is being withheld pending
notification of relatives.
According to Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves, the woman was
walking in the traffic lane next to the high-occupancy vehicle lane when she was
Graves said the SUV stopped and was rammed by a tractor-trailer rig. A third vehicle struck debris.
Two people in the SUV that struck the woman received minor injuries.
Graves said DPS doesn’t know why the woman was walking on the freeway.