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Woman, puppy killed in crash involving Valley Metro bus in Mesa

(Mesa Fire and Medical Screenshot)

PHOENIX — A woman and her puppy were killed Wednesday night after the car she was driving collided with a Valley Metro bus in Mesa.

Police said 61-year-old Karen Rupright’s car crossed into oncoming traffic on University Drive between Greenfield and Higley roads and struck the bus head on.

Investigators do not know why she veered over.

Rupright was pronounced dead at the scene, while the bus driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Roads surrounding the crash area were closed while the Mesa Police Department investigated the incident.

No other information was immediately available.

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