Woman killed, 2 kids injured in Peoria crash

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PEORIA, Ariz. -- A Glendale woman was killed and her two children were injured in a single-vehicle crash Friday morning in Peoria.

Tiwahia Riley, 38, and her two kids, ages 4 and 6, were in a Toyota Camry when it crashed near 91st and Grand avenues at approximately 7:45 a.m.

According to Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves, the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed on the Loop 101 off-ramp. He said it appears the driver was trying to make a right turn onto Grand Avenue and hit the center median. The car became airborne then slammed into a berm.

Graves said the vehicle ended up near the railroad tracks near northbound State Route 101 and Grand Avenue.

Riley was killed in the crash.

Graves said her children, Macahlen and Miles Riley, were trapped inside the vehicle for a short time. They were extricated and airlifted to St. Joseph's Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Graves said the driver was using a seat belt at the time of the crash. He said there were booster seats in the back seat, but investigators don't believe the children were restrained.