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Fiery collision on Pima Freeway Loop 101 in Scottsdale leaves 1 dead

Oct 18, 2021, 9:45 AM
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PHOENIX – One person died in a fiery chain-reaction collision on a Valley freeway Sunday, authorities said.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety said a passenger in a vehicle was fatally injured in the Scottsdale wreck on eastbound Pima Freeway Loop 101 at Hayden Road around 6 p.m.

Troopers said a motorcycle rider had crashed and slid to the HOV lane. Two other drivers pulled over their vehicles to help. An SUV smashed into one of the parked vehicles, causing a fire.

A passenger who had been trapped inside the vehicle died of their injuries, DPS said.

The road reopened about 90 minutes later.

Cause of the crash is under investigation.

No other details were made available.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Taylor Kinnerup contributed to this report.

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Fiery collision on Pima Freeway Loop 101 in Scottsdale leaves 1 dead