DPS investigating hit-and-run fatality on southbound Interstate 10/17 split


03/0713 - Southbound Interstate 17 in Phoenix is closed during Thursday morning's rush hour due to a fatal car-pedestrian accident.

The closure on southbound I-17 is just north of where I-17 splits off from Interstate 10 south of
downtown.

Southbound traffic on I-17 is being taken off the freeway at 16th Street. 

The Department of Public Safety says the closure will extend well into the morning rush hour.

DPS spokesman Bart Graves says the body of an unidentified woman was found on the freeway. He says DPS officers are speaking with the driver of a vehicle that struck the woman and that the driver won't be arrested.