D-P-S is still trying to find out why a pedestrian entered a stretch of Interstate 10 Sunday night. Raul Garcia with D-P-S says the woman ran onto the Westbound 10 at Dysart Road into oncoming vehicles. 29 year old April Lanae Rhodes of Montezuma, Kansas died at the scene.

Garcia says a commercial tractor-trailer first hit her, followed by four other vehicles. Rhodes was not quickly identified; it took fingerprinting from the State’s Crime Lab to find her name. But Garcia points out, that’s not an indication she had a criminal history.

The accident forced the shut down of the Westbound 10 at Dysart from the six o’clock hour to after midnight Monday morning.

–Barbara Villa