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DPS: One dead in fiery crash on Loop 101 in Scottsdale

Deadly crash shuts down Loop 101 in Scottsdale
Loop 101 car fire and crash
Posted at 7:00 PM, Oct 17, 2021

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Department of Public Safety officials say a woman died in a fiery crash on Loop 101 and Hayden Road in Scottsdale Sunday night.

Officials say a motorcycle rider fell off his bike in the HOV lane. Two cars pulled over to help the rider and an SUV struck the back of one of the stopped vehicles, causing both cars to catch fire.

A female front seat passenger in one of the cars became trapped inside and died from the fire, according to DPS.

Loop 101 car fire and crash

Loop 101 (Pima) eastbound was closed at Scottsdale Road but reopened around 7:20 p.m., according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The northbound lanes were not affected.

Officials say the freeway at Scottsdale Road has reopened after the crash caused closures Sunday.