1 Dead in collision on Loop 202; traffic re-routed at Cooper Road

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CHANDLER -- One person is dead and two others were injured in a collision on westbound State Route 202 (San Tan Freeway) at Cooper Road Friday afternoon.

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The two injured people have been transported to a local hospital, according to DPS Officer Robert L. Bailey.

Bailey said the collision involved two vehicles. One of the vehicles rolled over several times.

All westbound traffic is being taken off at Cooper Road and put back on at McQueen Road. Traffic is backed up in the area due to the closure.

Eastbound traffic is also being affected.

The closure is expected to last at least until 6:45 p.m. while the investigation continues.