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Eastbound Loop 202 reopens after for multi-car crash leaving 1 dead

Sep 24, 2023, 8:37 AM | Updated: Sep 25, 2023, 10:24 am

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PHOENIX — Eastbound Loop 202 reopened after a fatal multi-car crash Sunday morning, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The roadway reopened around 9:30 a.m.

Authorities closed eastbound traffic on Loop 202 near 32nd Street early Sunday after a pedestrian, 34-year-old Douglas Scott Hunt of Mesa, was struck and killed by a car while attempting to render aid to others from a prior collision.

According to police, a suspect involved in a hit-and-run crash near Interstate 17 and Durango Street was involved in a second crash on the Red Mountain Freeway at Loop 202 and 32nd Street.

Two citizens stopped to assist that driver when Hunt, described as a good Samaritan by police, was struck and killed.

Two other drivers were taken to the hospital with serious injuries and impairment has not been ruled out as a factor contributing to the crashes.

A 5-month-old boy was also taken to the hospital in stable condition and authorities mentioned that five vehicles were involved in the crash.

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Eastbound Loop 202 reopens after for multi-car crash leaving 1 dead