PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A 16-year-old girl was killed in a rollover crash on westbound I-10 near downtown Phoenix Thursday morning. 

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the girl was driving a pickup truck at a high speed on westbound I-10 near Roosevelt Street when she lost control. 

[WATCH: Idaily Arellano-Nejaro, 16, did not have a driver license]

The truck barreled through the cable barrier and flipped, causing her to be ejected. She was not wearing a seat belt. 

DPS said the girl had stolen the F-250 pickup truck from a family member.  

She was pronounced dead on scene.

Nobody else was hurt.

[WATCH: Witness speaks about pickup crash that left teen girl dead on I-10]

"The size of the vehicle and at that speed, the truck certainly could have crossed over into oncoming traffic," said Raul Garcia with Arizona's Dept. of Public Safety. "It certainly could have bounced back into traffic and hit another vehicle or blocked the roadway."

Westbound I-10 was completely closed around 9 a.m. but eventually  reopened.

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DPS said the girl, identified as Idaily Arellano-Nejaro, did not have a driver's license.

"With a 16-year-old with a child, it's very difficult for those of us that (sic) are parents, those of us with family members of that age, certainly that's on the minds of investigators," said Garcia. "Our hearts our thoughts are with this family.

Hours after the crash, Ryan Katsantones is still in complete disbelief.

“The only thing I can remember is rocks hitting my window,” he said.

He was driving on the I-10 next to 16-year-old Idaily when he saw her start to swerve back and forth.

And then it all happened at once.

“All of the sudden it went out of control but I couldn’t see where the truck was because there was dust everywhere. So I swerved over to the rocks, panicked, and when I turned my head to the left I saw her ejected from the car,” he said.

Ryan pulled over to the side of the road as emergency vehicles started to show up.

He said Idaily's mom pulled up next to him, and started bawling when she saw her daughter.

“Even though I don’t know her or her family, it’s still heartbreaking to me,” he said.

Ryan is an Uber and Lyft driver, and said he couldn't continue working Thursday.

“I had to go home because my mind has not been right,” he said.

He knows it's a picture he won't be able to erase from his mind, and won't find peace of mind, until he finds her mom again.

“If I could ever get information on the funeral arrangements, I would love to be there, for respect for the family. I really feel for them and pray they can get through this peacefully,” he said.

 


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HitMe

@ziya, you need to understand that this girl put everyone in danger because she DECIDED to steal a truck. Everyone needs to be accountable for their actions, and that includes this girl. She paid for her actions with her life, and that is on her and no one else. You need to remember that she chose to steal that truck and no one made her do it. Then she chose to run from the cops, and that sometimes ends badly. People are angry, sure, because every person on that road was at risk because she decided to commit a crime. They have EVERY RIGHT to be angry.

Agustus Gloop

ziyaaaa understands Idaily Arellamo-Nejaro messed up. He knows exactly that she messed up big. He knows you are mad that she could have killed 42.5 people in her stupid choice to steal a car and drive like a loon and not wear a seat belt and all the other things that you think she did between 0 to 16. What ziyaaaa doesn't understand is why you continue to beat Idaily Alrellano-Nejaro in her grave. Why can't you leave this girl to rest in peace? Why do you wish pain and suffering on her family? She screwed up, big. She could have hurt you too, she didn't. She could have killed you and all the people you hate and she also could have been the one to wipe the drool from your chin when you are are looking at death from the cancer. We can "what if", all day but the facts are facts, she stole a vehicle, she drove like a loon, no drivers license, probably no insurance. She wrecked that stolen car because she drove like a loon and it was so selfish and so stupid and the car flipped and she was ejected and she died. What Ziyaaaa doesn't understand is why you have to scapegoat Idaily Arellano-Nejaro. I tried to explain that Tom is broken and now I tell Ziyaaaa, HitMe and all these people are broken.

trsalemme

Funny you brought this up. I actually was perfectly fine with dropping it. But trolls like you like to come in and defend criminalistic behavior, if indirectly. So ill keep at it.Ill retract and alter my statement, if it will ease everyone fragile minds. So ok. I wont throw a bbq because she is dead. And I wont say a 1000 hail mary's for her family to suffer. I will rejoice very day, at the fact that my own family is a tiny tiny bit safer now that she is gone. If how I feel about useless criminals, and how I raised all of my kids to be non criminals, means im broken.....OK :) Im good with that. Too bad you are having such a hard time accepting it.

trsalemme

IM out. But as you can see, they don't care about that.

ziyaaaa

you guys didn't know Idailys life period , I was in a group home with her . no she wasn't perfect NOBODY IS PERFECT . Yall are sick asf to be talking about a teen . YALL DONT KNOW THE REASON SHE EVEN STOLE THE CAR. And @trsalemme , I hope one day you and your family has karma

trsalemme

OHHH snap! My Bad! I totally forgot that stealing a car is ok if you have a REASON! Well sheshh...So if she had killed a family of 3, its ok, because she had a reason. Good to know. You are confusing a reason, for " excuse". As for Karma...I get it every day..sitting around the pool, in the backyard of one of my big houses, or while driving one of my cool internal combustion chamber machines...right Augustus? :) No reasons ziyaaaa, just excuses, and very bad choices.

Agustus Gloop

Hey Tom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Really, with all your hard work and fruits of the labor. All that is perfect in your life, you'll stoop so low as to argue with a grief stricken child? Your punishment is your very own quote used to slap you in the face: "I see now what Augustus Gloop means...I feel sorry for you. At least I base my opinions on facts as they are know. Not sure what yours are based on...were you diddled by daddy or something?"

trsalemme

Not arguing with anyone :) Again, never said my life is perfect. I just like to share all that is good. And there is a lot. Sorry you cant say the same.

Agustus Gloop

Ziyaaaa,
I applaud you for standing up for Idaily Arellano-Nejaro and I stand with you. At the same time, I must warn you, the next step for these people is to attack you. If you read down through the comments you will find those that salivate for the person coming along, defending the honor of the deceased. Could you tell me more about Idaily and her life? Can you let her family know I, a complete stranger, send my deepest sympathy? This could have been my daughter and it could be Tom’s (aka TRSELEMME) daughter. He won’t admit that but he’s got a daughter off at a university with a full ride. It could never be his daughter, never. IIdaily could be my daughter, though. And if she was my daughter, I would never expect her to be perfect, so don’t give that away to these people. Tom’s daughter is perfect and got a full ride up at a great University and he didn’t have to pay off anyone to get that. He’s perfect and his daughter is perfect and his life is perfect. You want Karma to strike Tom, it already has. Tom has suffered and still suffers but he won’t let you know that. He let me know that, but not you. He is angry and bitter about Karma, because he did everything right and he still got Karma. Actually, he didn’t get Karma, he got life. He was doing everything right and life didn’t go the way of his entitlement. Statistics show, Tom’s daughter has a 1/5 chance of being sexually assaulted up at that great university with her full ride. If that university told Tom “your daughter has a 1/5 chance of getting capped” he would not let his perfect daughter attend. Tom has a 1/5 chance of Karma striking again and it scares him. Everything that might happen to Tom, scares him. If Karma strikes again, and his perfect daughter is sexually assaulted Tom will be punished, again. His people will post hate like “she deserved it” and “why did she wait so long to repot it, she’ a liar.” You are exactly right, they know nothing of Idaily Arellano-Nejaro and what these people don’t know, scares them.

trsalemme

Scared huh. ok
See, great things about comments like that..is that you de-legitimized your own statements, simply by being repetitive an wrong. Sorry, but the whole entitlement thing is a losing battle. I have no problems calling anyone who cries "entitlement" a lazy, welfare sucking, non-working, fat pig. :D Regardless of color. So don't bring up weak stuff like that. Please copy/paste where I said my daughter is perfect. IF you think my mentioning her full ride means she is perfect, then I suggest taking a step back and trying to keep the obvious envy in check. If she is assaulted, ok. What does that have to do with her being a criminal...oh yeah..it doesn't. If you are going to make comparisons, try to stay in the same lane. My ife is perfect if you asked me. What karma struck me?? LOL You must be really confused. My dead junkie brother? How is that karma? I call that " its about time" :) So a 16 year old , group home kid, who commits crimes scares me....ok. But not anymore. Thankfully she's dead and gone.

trsalemme

So yeah. A few friends just read your statement, and they all said." wtf? who is this clown? LOL " So yeah bro. You don't get it. I really have no idea where your envious sarcasm originates from, but im sure it will make a good book someday. Im done with this topic. You are right. Shes gone. IM good. Moving on. Unfollowing this story, and see you in the next one.[ninja][ninja]

Daddy

Better headline for this article:. 16 year old causes major traffic jam after stealing truck and wrecking, delays thousands of people on interstate.

ObeyLaws

Those of you mourning her loss or upset that others appear heartless in their comments are failing to grasp the large picture (big surprise...) The comments are not about this girl and her death, per se, but rather loud commentary from a large segment of the population frustrated with the poor decision-making, self-centered, reckless, cavalier, lawless nature of many people these days. There is a much larger statement being made here than just ghoulish comments about a dead teen. Open your minds and listen...

trsalemme

They don't get it.

Agustus Gloop

Really!!!!!!? You people need to get a cohesive, concise and unified message. Right now, you are the Keystone Cops of hate groups, the laughing stock. You seem soft, half apologizing for spewing hate. Hate group #1 rule, never show weakness. #2 Always blame the victim. #3 when backed into a corner, tell your opponent they have a closed mind. You no sooner released your statement and Tom, your Grand Leader, posted this: “Did i mention im glad that stupid wretch teenager is dead?” Previously posted: “I hope her family suffers.” "Not about this girl and her death, per se..." Really!!!!?

trsalemme

You correctly described a Liberal, which I am NOT. I don't need to be part of a group to feel accepted..but it sounds like you do. And yes. REALLY. If you want to mourn the loss of someone who was just going to murder innocent lives anyway, you have that right. And I have the right to celebrate in knowing that one less person is alive , who posed a risk to me and my families safety.

Agustus Gloop

Hey Tom!!!
Not one to call names or label, but since you brought it up, your postings on teacher pay was pretty liberal minded. Also, LO released the statement below. Doesn't include you? You are special breed of LO, a maverick? "With a 16-year-old with a child, it's very difficult for those of us that (sic) are parents, those of us with family members of that age, certainly that's on the minds of investigators," said Garcia. "Our hearts our thoughts are with this family.

Agustus Gloop

42 comments, the majority range from negative to hate filled. One, wishes pain on the family of the dead girl. This pure evil reminds me of hate groups like Westboro Baptist Church, KKK and ISIS. You might want to consider starting a new group, maybe, AZ Family's Knights of Righteousness? All that's needed is your name, address and phone number. Go ahead and post them and I'll get an Excel spreadsheet going. Oh, and Dean, I noticed you didn't get over to comment on young Kendrick Castillo's story. You know, you kinda let your buddies down on this one, I mean the kid's skin is kinda dark and Castillo sounds kinda....you know, kinda like you should assume he's a dreamer and the perfect example why you are going to build that wall.

Dean

So it is just fine for an idiot like this to attempt to murder people? Maybe you someone who does not want to work and live on the dole of everyone else.

Agustus Gloop

I believe you shouldn't judge a person by how they behave, one time. I have watched your brethren for many years, starting when they attacked me, as I was the news story. Your gang likes to scapegoat an individual and blame them for all your hatred and anger. One person, one sin, and you dump your full fury of vile and disgusting comments on them. When the next news story arrives, you move on to your next scapegoat. Your anger and hatred never wane, only intensifies. Should I judge you by how you behave, one time? No. Am I safe to judge you on how you behave, many times? Absolutely. Read down through these (mostly) nasty comments about a dead girl, you don't know. You don't know anything about her, other than how she behaved, one time. Find the vilest comment. By not standing up and saying "this is wrong," you are complicit.

Dean

One time? You can bet she had been a trouble maker all of her life and karma caught up with her. As far as being hateful, you are one of the worst I have ever seen.

trsalemme

It only takes "one sin" to kill a mom, and her two young children. Just happened a few days ago. "One sin" You can take that one sin, and cram it where the sun don't shine. You can judge me all you want. My list of accomplishments is a mile long...and ive never been to jail, or arrested for anything. You said "this is wrong". You are right. 16 year old girls shouldn't think its ok to drive like a maniac in a stolen car. So go find out from her parent(s) why she ended up that way. THAT is what needs to be fixed here...NOT the overwhelming response you have witnessed. I have been law enforcement for 11 years now. I have seen the results of these crashes UP CLOSE. I have NO remorse for criminals that commit reckless crimes like this. I DO have anger, as do MANY MANY other people. We are SICK AND TIRED of these lawless, parentless vile kids running around and ruining the lives of people who actually have a purpose in life, and who are contributing to society. So when one FINALLY kills just themselves, instead of a an entire family, its a HUGE relief.

trsalemme

Go look at this story, https://www.azfamily.com/news/us_world_news/year-old-girl-in-a-coma-after-being-hit-by/article_69b58ec7-61d9-5268-84da-f062662768c5.html....and tell me if you think that 60 year old, who put this little girl into a coma, SHATTERING her entire family, should be forgiven for his "ONE SIN."

Agustus Gloop

Dean, you hint that you know this young lady's history, can you please share with us? Also, can you please list the comments I have made that are hateful?

Agustus Gloop

Tom, You too are one mistake away from catastrophe, as we all are.

trsalemme

Agustus Gloop May 12, 2019 9:38am
"Tom, You too are one mistake away from catastrophe, as we all are. "
I will agree with this..to a certain extent.
I am more than content with my ability to operate motor vehicles of all kinds, and I have been lucky enough to get training in operation and safety of those vehicles, LIGHT YEARS beyond drivers ed.
So if I am to fall victim to the "catastrophe", it will be due to someone else's negligence. THAT is why I rejoice at stories like this. Any time someone who represents a danger to society, takes themselves out, its one less cog in the catastrophe wheel that I have to worry about.

trsalemme

Hey this is fun! I can make comparisons too! Your obviously fake name ( mine being real) "reminds me" of a fat, disgusting pig of a slob. What a coincidence!! :D What ya gonna do with my address and phone number? Ill help ya out. First name is Tom. I have 2 addresses. And an old phone number of mine is 937-237-3136. Did i mention im glad that stupid wretch teenager is dead? Ok so go ahead and google-stalk me :) If ya wanna try and track me down, being the toughie you are, bring at least 2 others with you, so i can use the entire magazine, )

Daddy

Lol, Salemme you nut. Smh.

trsalemme

[batman][batman][batman][batman][batman] Im not worried. I rent. Anyone who trys to hunt me down will just find the address of the rental I own. And with ninja-like skill, I changed 2 numbers of that phone number. shhhhh ninja.....[ninja]

ThinkingDude

I's always tragic when a young person with their full life ahead of them loses their life. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. With that said, it was a blessing that this young person didn't take another innocent motorist with her when she crashed.

mlph7

Agreed, the mom in me feels badly that a young girl is gone. The mom in me is also thankful she didn't take out any innocent victims.

Paul Labiche

Snowflake Uber/Lyft driver needs to grow a pair.

JF Conlon

I never met this girl, but all of the (anonymous) people commenting here seem to have known her & her family. Well, now she's dead. What's the point in sniping at her? What's in it for you?

trsalemme

Im not anonymous. Whats in it for me? She now has ZERO chance of getting high and drunk, in another stolen car, driving the wrong way, and crashing into my wife and son, on their way to daycare. THATS whats in it for me. I hope her family suffers.

Shredder

I don't want her family to suffer any more than they probably are, but otherwise I agree with every word of your post trsalemme.

andthesurveysays

There are plenty of mean morons here that read the news. Be happy you are not one.

trsalemme

If refusing to be a victim, and celebrating one less worthless pile of garbage is being a mean moron....GUILTY!! :D

Tony

Another future FELON and jailbird gone and soon to be forgotten.

Big Rich

She was pronounced dead on scene.Nobody else was hurt.....Sounds like a happy ending to me.

AZRepublican

One less pesky "Dreamer" we have to deal with...BYE Felicia

Stephanie Dyer

You people rejoicing in the death of a child are disgusting.

Dean

What is disgusting is that she could have murdered someone else. Fortunately she did not. And what is REALLY disgusting is that these dreamers are here illegally and killing legal citizens.

MyOwnMind

She got what she deserved.

trsalemme

YES STEPHANIE. Because that "child" would have killed someone else eventually. maybe someone in my family...so yes. I am very glad she only managed to kill herself...and not take anyone else with her. BYE BYE

GBfan4life

It is amazing the scum bags here in PHX that LOVE when a person dies, like who gets off on someone else dieing, it sickens me...

trsalemme

lol scumbags. Go ahead and celebrate the wonderful life she lived for 16 years. You know, those darn teenage years! Driving stolen cars...driving like a maniac on the hwy. MMMhmmm! We have ALL done it im sure!! I raised 3 kids to adulthood. SURELY they did it too!! oopsss no wait. 1 is Army, 1 is Airforce, and the other is full academic scholarship to 4 year school. So hmm yea no. You can sit on your little fake marble throne and say what ya want...all i know is me and my family have one less REAL scumbag to worry about...when we are driving around town.

Dean

What sickens me is some scum bags here in PHX that LOVE it when they manage to murder someone and get by with it.

MAGA Mia

Good riddance. Delayed traffic over her own stupidity with an outcome to spare us all from future instances of this B

kwc813

Only positive is that she didn't take anyone else out. She could have been stupid. On drugs. She could also have been running from someone. She WAS irrational, whatever the reason. Put a high school kid in a car and you might as well give them a flamethrower. You CANNOT blame the instrument, only who uses it or teaches them how (OR NOT)!

trsalemme

Gonna be honest...i really thought the bleeding hearts would be out in force on this one. But it looks like the people who are sick and tired of these worthless sht-for-brains kids are finally speaking up. :) Personally, im glad she took herself out. Better for her to be dead, than some innocent family on their way to the grocery store.

JoeMosely

I'm sure you never did anything stupid when you were 16.

MyOwnMind

This wasn't stupid. It was criminal.

trsalemme

NO actually i did not. At least nothing that would be considered criminal enough to put me in jail.

andthesurveysays

You know nothing, so you should speak nothing.

trsalemme

Having been 19 years military and 11 current years of state and federal law enforcement, i can say, with 100% accuracy, that i know a HE.LL of a lot more than 99% of the people who rant in here.Sooo technically you should take a big dose of your own medicine.

Curious George

Looks like that DPS vehicle travelling the wrong way in the center lane (see the bottom photo) might have been a major contributing factor to this accident.

Dean

Look again - that was AFTER the knucklehead girl killed herself ant the DPS car was stopped to get traffic off the highway.

Tuishimi

What kind of thing would trigger that behavior? That does not seem like a "normal" thing to do, even for a teenage girl.

trsalemme

Well, some would argue that she is a product of her ENVIRONMENT. That she lived in a bad part of town, and that everyone from that part of town is always bad. Less ignorant people would say that she is a product of her UPBRINGING---regardless of her environment. That would be correct.

Daddy

I doubt there was any one thing that "triggered" her to do this. This stuff literally happens multiple time per day every day. Auto theft is huge with idiot adults and idiot teenagers. There are people who simply do not care. They live by a different standard than normal society does and they do it on purpose, intentionally, by choice. It's no accident or 'trigger'. I used to work corrections and can tell you for certain there are simply bad people in the world who enjoy doing bad things. It's what they like to do.

Azfamily

“16 year old with a child”...

if she was in fact pregnant this is indeed especially tragic as an innocent life was taken. So unnecessary.

Daddy

I was wondering what the h3ll happened. I had a meeting at a restaurant over in Phoenix today. West bound traffic was flowing fine and then, after the first curve west bound before the tunnel it instantly became majorly backed up. My first thought, great, once again, some idiot did something stupid and messed up the flow of traffic for everyone. Quickly got over to the 51 north and made my way to the restaurant. So this is the person who caused thousands of people to be stuck in a major traffic jam. Some idiot thinking it'd be alright to steal a vehicle, drive at a speed that she couldn't handle, and have zero concern for the effects and potential effects her actions would have and could have on other people. Smfh, completely disgusted by this type of mentality and this type of behavior.

Wazoolie

Ya gotta love happy endings!

Beelzebub

Note to self....next time I steal a vehicle and go on a high speed rampage on the roadways endangering everyone else, be sure to fasten my seatbelt.

AZ Native

Theazdude - I thought the same thing, "Oh, but she was a good girl". It's a shame it happened, why wasn't she in school? I wonder who the family will try to sue for her death and I'm guessing a GoFundMe will be established if it hasn't already been done.

Shredder

Yeah, I'm sure she was "just getting her life together"...

theazdude

Yup! Watch for it!

Dean

And she probably did not have a DL either.

Dean

"DPS said the girl, identified as Idaily Arellano-Nejaro, did not have a driver's license.'
Told ya so

andthesurveysays

Cars and kids, cars and kids. This has been happening since we got rid of the horse. And its still a tragedy every time.

Robs

Must have lost her mind or needed shrink when had one

theazdude

Well that will teach her! Can't wait for a family member or supposed best friend to comment and defend her actions and tell us how great of a girl she was!

ziyaaaa

and that's gonna b me

trsalemme

They did azdude! We got it all wrong. She had a reason!

theazdude

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ObeyLaws

Well, that's the last vehicle she will ever steal. Ya can't outrun karma....

Shredder

This will sound harsh, but at least she didn't take any innocent people with her. 16 years old, speeding and no seatbelt. Just a matter of time. RIP

momsacorn

Exactly. Better her than an innocent.

trsalemme

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup][thumbup][thumbup]

armadillo

and a thief to boot

Shredder

I didn't know at the time my original comment was made that she had stolen the vehicle and had no D/L. The ending to the story actually saved this girl an entire lifetime of hardship and got one more criminal off our streets.

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