University Drive closed for fatal crash

University Drive closed for fatal crash

University Drive closed for fatal crash

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Posted on May 28, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 28 at 7:47 PM

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MESA, Ariz. -- University Drive was closed Wednesday evening from 64th Street to Power Road for a fatal crash.

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Brandon Jones said 53-year-old Kenneth Jerger was killed in the crash.

Jerger was reportedly driving a Jeep Liberty east on University Drive when he crossed the center median into westbound traffic for unknown reasons. The Jeep collided with a Budget rental truck at 67th Street.

The passenger of the Jeep and the three occupants of the Budget truck had minor injuries, according to Jones.

Jones said investigators are unable to rule anything out as factors in the crash but do not suspect the driver of the Budget truck was impaired.

Deputies were reportedly called to Jerger's home earlier in the day for a domestic violence situation.

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