DPS: Man dead after truck veers off road, strikes tree in Scottsdale

Posted at 3:33 PM, Jul 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-20 20:37:51-04

A man is dead after his truck veered off the roadway in Scottsdale and struck a tree.

Around 2:30 p.m. Thursday, The Department of Public Safety was called to Loop 101 and Cactus Road southbound after a Nissan Frontier pickup truck hit a tree on the side of the freeway.

The man was taken to the hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after, a DPS spokesperson confirmed.

A second crash in the area, near Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and Loop 101 southbound, has contributed to a traffic backup in the area.

In that incident, a tanker rolled over and blocked four lanes.

That accident may have resulted in a third collision between a pickup truck and a car. Injuries in that crash are unknown at this time.

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Both the on- and off-ramps at Raintree Drive are being closed.

Stay with ABC15 News and for the latest updates on this developing situation.