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Eastbound Loop 202 in Tempe reopens after fatal crash involving dump truck

Apr 27, 2023, 5:34 AM | Updated: 8:46 am

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PHOENIX — The eastbound Loop 202 Red Mountain freeway in Tempe reopened Thursday morning after a fatal crash involving a dump truck shut it down for several hours.

The eastbound lanes were closed around 3 a.m. due to the crash that happened after McClintock Drive, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Traffic was exiting at McClintock Drive while an investigation of the crash was underway.

A DPS spokesperson said it appeared that the driver of a dump truck pulled in front of a passing SUV, which led to the crash, according to ABC15.

The dump truck involved in the crash belonged to an asphalt company working on a pavement project, ABC15 said. The crash happened near a planned freeway paving project where multiple construction vehicles were working.

The westbound lanes of Loop 202 were unaffected.

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Eastbound Loop 202 in Tempe reopens after fatal crash involving dump truck