Updated September 21, 2023 - 3:04 pm
Two people were killed in separate crashes 16 minutes apart Thursday morning in the southwest and near the west side of valley.
The first crash was reported at 10:20 a.m. after a 46-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle near South Rancho Drive and Palomino Lane when the vehicle turned right striking her. The pedestrian died at the scene, according to a statement from the Metropolitan Police Department.
At 10:36 a.m., a 24-year-0ld motorcyclist was killed after a crash with a vehicle near Blue Diamond Road and Hualapai Way, Metro wrote in a separate statement.
The driver of a Ford Explorer was extricated from the vehicle, flown to University Medical Center Trauma, and treated for critical injuries.
The motorcyclist’s death was the 102nd traffic-related fatality in the Metropolitan Police Department’s jurisdiction for the year.