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Man found dead in car on SR-202 loop near Alma School Road in Mesa

Jan 28, 2024, 10:35 AM | Updated: Jan 29, 2024, 9:02 pm

A man was found dead behind the wheel of his car early Saturday morning, leading to the closure of ...

A man was found dead behind the wheel of his car early Saturday morning, leading to the closure of a major thoroughfare in the East Valley. (Photo courtesy of the Arizona Department of Transportation/X)

(Photo courtesy of the Arizona Department of Transportation/X)

PHOENIX — A man was found dead behind the wheel of his car early Sunday morning, leading to the closure of a major thoroughfare in the East Valley.

The man was later identified as Keith Henion, 50, of Mesa.

At 1:36 a.m. on Sunday, authorities reported checking on a stopped vehicle in the area of eastbound SR-202 Red Mountain Freeway near Alma School Road in Mesa.

Police discovered an unresponsive male behind the wheel of the vehicle. While performing a welfare check on the man, they found him dead with a gunshot wound.

The roadway was closed and a preliminary investigation was conducted.

The road was reopened around 9 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing. 

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Man found dead in car on SR-202 loop near Alma School Road in Mesa