State troopers investigating hit-and-run on U.S. 60, Higley

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A 22-year-old woman from Apache Junction was seriously injured in a crash that occurred at 12:25 p.m. Oct. 9 on eastbound U.S. Highway 60 at Higley. State troopers from the Arizona Department of Public Safety said in a press release that a blue Cadillac Escalade entered the freeway from the eastbound on-ramp at Greenfield and made an unsafe lane change, cutting off the vehicle driven by the victim.

The victim’s vehicle allegedly veered into and struck a truck hauling lumber then rolled. The victim was taken to Chandler Regional Hospital where she remains in critical condition, according to a DPS press release.

Troopers say the driver of the Cadillac sports utility vehicle pulled off onto the shoulder of the freeway following the collision but left the scene before troopers arrived.

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run vehicle, its driver and/or this incident is encouraged to call the DPS Duty Office as soon as possible at 602-223-2212.

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