MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - The eastbound lanes of the Loop 202 (Red Mountain) at Gilbert Road have reopened after a series of hit-and-run crashes, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The lanes were shut down around 3 p.m. and reopened just after 4 p.m. on Wednesday. 

According to the Department of Public Safety, 34-year-old Rachel Piekkola hit a vehicle at McClintock Road and kept going.

A trooper went after her and said she hit speeds of 106 miles per hour.

Piekkola struck three vehicles between McClintock and Gilbert roads, DPS said.

She didn't stay at any of the scenes, troopers said.

Debris from a crash damaged one of troopers' patrol vehicles.

No one was seriously hurt.

Piekkola is under investigation for DUI and leaving the scene of a collision, DPS said. More charges could be on the way.

Check latest traffic conditions here. 


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(11) comments


Looks like another Ohio trashy transplant.


More illegals.


She goes from bxtch to bxtcher 0 to 3 seconds flat ! [scared]


Another cover up by channel 3? What's the driver's name? An east valley big shot's daughter?


Read the article


leaving the scene of a collation? You can’t hire anyone that speaks and writes English?

Born in AZ

Hurry, go back and read the last sentence before they fix it. "...leaving the scene of a collation". Collation - is the action of collating or collecting in proper order. I think the word they meant to type was "collision", which would be the crash site.


Actually think about it. She was collating as she collected multiple cars and collisions, not just one.


Dizzy Lizzy yep once out jail coming to a truck stop near you soon . [scared]


Is this possibly connected to the carjacking in that area earlier?


Navy - Nah, just another Arizona idiot. The place is full of them, you don't have to look far to see it... especially on the roadways.

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