SCOTTSDALE, AZ — A woman was killed Thursday night after jumping from a moving vehicle driven by a suspected drunk driver, Scottsdale police report.
The westbound lanes of Indian School Rd are closed at 68th St due to a single vehicle incident where a passenger left the moving vehicle & sustained life threatening injuries. Use alternate route.— ScottsdalePD (@ScottsdalePD) March 15, 2019
Police say that they responded to 65th Street and Indian School Road around 8 p.m. for reports of a person in the roadway.
On scene, they found 24-year-old Summer Leann Crosswhite in the road. She was transported to a local hospital where she died.
Police say Crosswhite and her friend, 21-year-old Courtney Kiser, had been drinking in downtown Scottsdale. Kiser then reportedly drove home with Crosswhite in the front passenger seat.
At some point, Kiser and Crosswhite got into an argument.
Some time during or after the argument, Crosswhite reportedly opened the passenger-side door and jumped out of the moving car.
Kiser remained at the scene, police say. She was arrested for DUI.
The incident remains under investigation.