3 people injured in rollover crash that closed WB Loop 202 in Tempe

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A serious rollover crash closed the Loop 202 westbound at Priest Drive in Tempe, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) A serious rollover crash closed the Loop 202 westbound at Priest Drive in Tempe, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Three people were injured in the crash. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Three people were injured in the crash. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
The cause of the crash is still under investigation. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The cause of the crash is still under investigation. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
The closure lasted about an hour into the morning commute. (Source: ADOT) The closure lasted about an hour into the morning commute. (Source: ADOT)
TEMPE (3TV/CBS 5/ADOT) -

Westbound Loop 202 was closed in Tempe early Thursday morning after a rollover crash injured three.

The crash closed westbound Loop 202 at Priest Drive around 5:15 a.m., according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

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It was reopened just after 6:30 a.m.

The Department of Public Safety said three people were injured in the collision. All three were transported to local hospitals in serious condition.

Two of the patients were in a black car that was about 300 feet away from the rolled SUV. The last patient, the driver of the SUV, was reportedly unconscious when crews arrived.

Traffic was being diverted off the highway at Priest Drive and returning to Loop 202 on the Priest Drive on-ramp.

The closure lasted an hour into the morning commute.

Drivers were recommended to take alternate routes including the U.S. 60 and Interstate 10.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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