A Dixie highway dancer was found dead on a busy highway in the United States last week, but a few hours later police said they had made an arrest in connection with her death.
Key points:Dixie Highway dancer died after being hit by car on busy highwayThe investigation into the incident is still ongoing, but police say they have arrested a suspect in her deathThe driver of the car was not injured.
Key detailsPolice said the woman died in the early hours of Friday morning after being struck by a vehicle in a rural area of Arizona.
She was a dancer at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Mexico City.
Investigators say the woman was not intoxicated at the time.
Police said she was a member of the company’s Dance with Dixie program.
Police did not immediately release the names of the dancer who died or where she died.
Dixie highway dancers are often paid thousands of dollars a year to perform in public.
A spokesperson for the company said they were aware of the incident and were “shocked and saddened” by it.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of this individual and our entire dance community,” the spokesperson said.
“Dixie is committed to providing safe and professional dancing and performances for all of our customers and is working to improve our safety protocols and ensure the safety of our dancers and our performers.”