PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Interstate 17 southbound was closed for hours at Loop 303 after a deadly crash involving a pedestrian early Friday morning.

Arizona Department of Public Safety says the incident happened around 2 a.m. when a pedestrian, 25-year-old Ashley M. Corrado, ran into the roadway on the I-17 near Dixileta Drive.

The pedestrian was hit by a car and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to DPS. That person has not been identified.

Southbound traffic was being diverted to the SR-303. The freeway has since reopened.

DPS is continuing to investigate. 


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