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PEORIA, Ariz. (AP/FOX 10) — A 2-mile (3.2-kilometer) stretch of a freeway was closed during the Friday morning commute as police responded to an incident that involved a reported altercation and a car crash that sent at least one person to a hospital.
There was a large police presence in the area as paramedics treated at least one person on the freeway side of a drainage channel where a crashed car sat on the other side.
Later in the morning, Department of Public Safety Col. Frank Milstead tweeted that troopers were investigating the crash and a homicide case on L-101 at Thunderbird.
According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, traffic can reenter at Thunderbird. There is no estimated time to reopen the freeway.
They were both transported to separate hospitals, where the woman died of her wounds. The man’s condition was not known.
Barely moving-nb 101 Aqua Fria at Peoria Ave. @Arizona_DPS working a scene that reportedly involves a car that drove off the freeway. @mrobisonfox10 @FOX10Phoenix #Fox10phoenix pic.twitter.com/dzhyeaBgoS