PHOENIX -- A motorcycle rider is dead after colliding with a semi.
It happened early Friday morning just south of the intersection of 27th Avenue and Durango Street.
Details were not immediately available, but aerial video from the scene showed the mangled motorcycle lying in the road.
Emergency crews took the unidentified rider to a local hospital where he died of his injured.
Police expected the intersection to remain closed for several hours while they conduct their investigation.
3TV traffic reporter Gina Maravilla advised drivers to use 35th Avenue, as well as Lower Buckeye and Buckeye road as alternates to get around the scene.