1 dead, 1 in custody after crash on northbound I-17 in Phoenix

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(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

A woman died and a man is in custody after a crash on Interstate 17 south of Camelback Road Sunday morning, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.  

According to DPS, around 5:33 a.m., the driver lost control of the vehicle on northbound I-17 and collided with the wall on the right shoulder. The only passenger in the vehicle, a woman, was ejected and fatally injured. 

The driver tried to flee the scene of the crash but was taken into custody by troopers in a nearby neighborhood, according to DPS. 

The woman who died was identified as 24-year-old Verennice Mastache. The suspect was identified as 24-year-old Jaime Muro, who is charged with manslaughter, according to DPS.

Arizona Department of Transportation closed the northbound lanes of I-17 at Indian School Road to Camelback Road for almost seven hours. 

It has since reopened.

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