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Woman dies after vehicle runs into concrete barrier on Phoenix freeway ramp

Oct 6, 2022, 8:16 AM
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PHOENIX – A woman was killed early Thursday when her vehicle hit a concrete barrier on a Phoenix freeway ramp, authorities said.

A single-vehicle collision at the Interstate 10 off-ramp to 16th Street was reported around 12:30 a.m., the Phoenix Police Department said in a press release.

The driver, 26-year-old Vanessa Garcia Degante, was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

Investigators believe she was driving east on the ramp and went through a red light before hitting the barrier.

Blood testing is being done to determine if impairment was a factor, police said.

No other details were made available. The investigation is ongoing.

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Woman dies after vehicle runs into concrete barrier on Phoenix freeway ramp