One person killed in crash involving semi-truck in Phoenix

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Posted at 10:24 PM, Jan 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-30 09:41:50-05

PHOENIX — One person has died after a crash involving a semi-truck Saturday night in Phoenix.

The incident happened near 24th and Grand avenues around 8:45 p.m. when a silver SUV crashed into a semi-truck.

The SUV was traveling northbound on Grand Avenue at a high rate of speed when it collided with the semi-truck that was making a left turn from 24th Avenue onto Grand, according to Phoenix Police Department officials.

The crash caused the SUV to become trapped underneath the truck.

The driver of the SUV, identified by police as 55-year-old LeAndre Johnson, died at the scene.

The driver of the semi-truck remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

Police believe speed was a contributing factor in the crash. An investigation remains ongoing.