L-202 reopens after deadly crash with semi

Posted at 5:12 AM, Mar 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-12 11:20:26-05

A deadly two-vehicle crash overnight caused a closure of Loop 202 near downtown Phoenix early Saturday morning.

The crash occurred in the HOV lane around 2:30 a.m. on eastbound L-202 near 44th Street.

DPS Trooper Richard Bottoms says the Jeep was stopped in the lane with no lights on when a semi truck collided with it.

The Jeep caught fire after the crash and the driver, a man, was killed.

The semi truck driver was not injured in the crash, according to Trooper Bottoms.

All eastbound traffic was diverted to SR-143 for several hours, but eastbound lanes reopened after 9 a.m.

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