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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5)-- One woman is dead after she was involved in a crash with another vehicle Saturday morning in Phoenix. 

The crash occurred just after 10 a.m. near 55th Avenue and Indian School Road

Police say that a 2004 Dodge Neon driven by 49-year-old Regina Marie Ritter was attempting to pull out from a private drive when she failed to yield to the westbound traffic.

The victim was then struck by another vehicle on the driver's side of her vehicle.

Police say that Ritter sustained numerous injuries from the collision and was  transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Her 56-year-old male passenger was not hurt in the crash.

Police added that the 37-year-old male driving the Ford van was uninjured and remained on scene.

The man was also evaluated and officers determined he was not impaired. In addition, police said that speed was likely not a factor in the crash. 

This investigation is ongoing.

Just hours after this incident, another deadly crash occurred near 51st Avenue and Indian School Road. Both incidents are unrelated. 

 


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(6) comments

nuusmaan

So sorry for the victim and family and friends. Why did she have to be killed after the accident as the headline indicates? Wasn't she killed by the accident? Stupidly worded headlines are a problem.

Michelled74

Thank you

bobnarizona

I think someone forgot to proof read this article. "Police don't believe speed was also not a factor." So, speed was a factor? I know that reality speed is always a factor. So was the driver exceeding the speed limit or not? Either way, she pulled out in front of him and she was at fault. Remember what your mother always said, 'look both ways before crossing the street'.

Michelled74

I didn't realize that you never made a mistake in your life. Unfortunately, my sister made a horrible decision and it costed her her life. No need for rude comments when a family is in horrible pain.

AZ Native

Sorry this happened, but it's not surprising. People don't stop to see if the roadways are clear before they pull out anymore. They don't stop when making right turns at a red light, they just barrel through assuming they own the road - I've even witnessed Police doing the same thing. There are stop signs for a reason and follow the rules of the road, not rocket science.

Michelled74

I didn't realize that you never made a mistake in your life. Unfortunately, my sister made a horrible decision and it costed her her life. No need for rude comments when a family is in horrible pain.

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