Driver killed in fiery crash on Loop 202

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- The driver of a truck was killed in a crash on the Loop 202, San Tan Freeway, on Friday morning, according to Raul Garcia with the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

It happened at about 9:36 a.m. on the eastbound side of the freeway at Dobson Road.

The truck left the roadway and went into the right dirt shoulder before it struck the concrete overpass foundation of Dobson Road.

The truck ignited and was fully engulfed in flames at one point. The driver remained in the vehicle and died on scene, according to Garcia.

"The reason for this vehicle traveling off to the right is undetermined," Garcia said. "We do have witnesses on scene, and we're combing through all of that evidence, all of these things we need to investigate so that we can reconstruct this later."

The Chandler Fire Department, Chandler Police Department and the Arizona Department of Transportation assisted the Arizona Department of Public Safety with the situation.

The Loop 202 was closed for approximately two hours.

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L-202 Santan eastbound reopens at L-101 Price

PHOENIX -- Eastbound Loop 202 Santan has reopened at Loop 101 in Chandler following an earlier crash, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
 
Westbound L-202 was unaffected.
 
For the most current information about highway closures and restrictions statewide, visit ADOT’s Travel Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow us on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 5-1-1.

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Crash closes L-202 Santan eastbound at L-101 Price

Drivers can use US 60 as alternate route

PHOENIX -- Eastbound lanes of Loop 202 Santan are closed at Loop 101 in Chandler due to a crash, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. All eastbound traffic is being diverted onto L-101 northbound.

Drivers can use US 60 eastbound as an alternate route.

Westbound L-202 remains open. There is no estimated time to reopen eastbound lanes.

For the most current information about highway closures and restrictions statewide, visit ADOT’s Travel Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow us on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 5-1-1.