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Child, woman killed in multivehicle accident on Phoenix freeway

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PHOENIX – A 5-year-old boy and a woman were killed Monday in a chain-reaction car accident on a Phoenix freeway, authorities said.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety said a pickup truck rear-ended a sedan carrying 31-year-old Jennifer Vegtel of Phoenix and her son around 6 p.m. on southbound State Route 51 near Highland Avenue.

Their car smashed into another sedan, a blue Volkswagen, which slammed into another truck.

The driver of the first truck, Edgar Ramos-Esteban, 34, remained at the scene and was cited, ABC15 reported.

The driver of the Volkswagen was taken to a hospital. There was no word on his condition.

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