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Trooper: Woman who was in wrong-way vehicle struck on ramp

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Posted at 11:27 AM, Apr 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-27 14:27:37-04

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - An Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman says a woman who had been in a wrong-way vehicle involved in a collision on a Tempe freeway was seriously injured after she got out after the wreck and then was struck by a third vehicle on a nearby freeway ramp.

Trooper Kameron Lee says preliminary information indicates that the wrong-way vehicle collided with a pickup early Saturday morning in westbound lanes of the Loop 202 in Tempe and that the pickup driver's injuries weren't life-threatening.

Lee described the woman who had been in the wrong-way vehicle as an "occupant" and it's not clear whether she was driving that vehicle before the collision with the pickup.

No identities were released.