Fatal accident closes road in in Maricopa

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(Source: Photos by Howard Waggner/News of Maricopa) (Source: Photos by Howard Waggner/News of Maricopa)
(Source: Photos by Howard Waggner/News of Maricopa) (Source: Photos by Howard Waggner/News of Maricopa)
(Source: Photos by Howard Waggner/News of Maricopa) (Source: Photos by Howard Waggner/News of Maricopa)
(Source: Photos by Howard Waggner/News of Maricopa) (Source: Photos by Howard Waggner/News of Maricopa)
MARICOPA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

A fatal accident involving a person on a bicycle closed S.R.238 in Maricopa in both directions Thursday morning. According to police, the crash occurred at 4:40 a.m.

A driver hit a man on a bicycle. The man was transported to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Maricopa police say this is a two lane highway that is not lit by streetlights. They say it is uncommon for bicycles to be traveling on this road. 

The driver stayed on scene and was administered a field sobriety test as part of standard procedure. 

ADOT had set up a detour on a local road and advised drivers to add extra travel time to their drive. 

Both directions of the highway were reopened around 10:30 a.m., according to the Maricopa Police Department.

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