1 killed, 2 injured in rollover on I-17 off-ramp


by azfamily.com


Posted on July 5, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Updated Sunday, Jul 6 at 12:21 PM

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PHOENIX -- A man was killed and a woman and child were injured in a rollover crash on Interstate 17 Saturday afternoon.

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, a 2004 Volkswagen was traveling north in the Bell Road exit lane around 2:45 p.m. when its left rear tire failed.

The driver, 21-year-old Estefania Murrieta, of Phoenix, reportedly lost control of the Volkswagen and veered left, striking the side of a northbound 1999 Chevrolet van in the adjacent lane.

According to DPS, the van rolled multiple times before coming to a rest on its roof on the off-ramp.

The driver of the van, 42-year-old Michael Peters, of Phoenix, was killed. His passengers, 43-year-old Felicia Peters and a 7-year-old boy, were transported to a hospital with injuries.

DPS said Felicia Peters was not wearing her seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. The boy had a minor injury.

Estefania was wearing her seat belt and was not injured.

The northbound lanes of I-17 were closed at Greenway Road for much of the day. The freeway was reopened at 7 p.m., according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The southbound lanes were unaffected in the area.