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16-year-old girl dies after being ejected in rollover crash on I-10 near mini stack

Posted at 9:15 AM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-10 07:51:59-04

PHOENIX — Authorities say a teen who died in a crash on I-10 near the mini stack was driving a vehicle taken from a family member.

The crash closed I-10 westbound near Roosevelt Street around 8:30 a.. Thursday as a pickup truck rolled over and stopped upside down in the median.

A 16-year-old female driver was ejected during the crash and later died from her injuries, DPS said.

The Department of Public Safety says excessive speeding led to "loss of control through the curve just west of Roosevelt Street along westbound I-10." Officials say she was not wearing a seat belt.

The teen was identified Thursday night as Idaily Arellano-Nejaro.

According to DPS, Arellano-Nejaro stole the truck from a family member.

Traffic was diverted to SR-51 northbound or L-202 Red Mountain eastbound, according to a tweet from ADOT.