1 Killed when pickup crashes into parked semi

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GLENDALE, Ariz. – One person was killed when a pickup truck slammed head-on into a semi overnight.

It happened at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday near 75th Avenue and Bethany Home Road in Glendale.

According to police, the driver of the pickup crossed the center median and crashed head-on into the semi, which was parked on the side of the road.

The driver of the pickup died at the scene. It’s not clear what caused him to cross the median.

Nobody was in the semi when the pickup hit it.

Police closed 75th Avenue between Bethany Home Road and Missouri Avenue while they conducted their investigation. That street reopened to traffic at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, about five hours after the wreck.

The victim’s name has not been released.