Fatal crash closes part of Red Mountain 202

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

GILBERT, Ariz. -- A fatal crash on the Red Mountain 202 closed part of the freeway Thursday night.

DPS said a collision took place at Recker Road at about 7 p.m. when a car that was pulled over in the emergency lane was struck by an SUV.

The man working on the car in the emergency lane was killed. Police said they believe the female driver of the SUV was impaired.

She was not injured, but she was taken in for questioning.

The 202 was expected to remain closed for several hours Thursday night.

An earlier version of this story inaccurately referred to this freeway as the San Tan