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Tempe PD: Woman on motor scooter dies after being struck by a semi

Posted at 8:54 PM, Nov 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-21 15:51:03-05

Police have identified a woman who was killed after the motor scooter she was riding on was run over by a semi-truck Monday night.

Police say 43-year-old Jennifer Przgocki was pronounced deceased on scene after the collision near 23rd Street and Hardy Drive. The person driving the motor scooter was not injured. 

Authorities say the semi-truck was backing up to allow another truck to make a turn when it collided with the scooter. 

The driver of the semi-truck stayed on scene and was cited for unsafe backing.