Loop 202 reopens in Tempe after deadly crash; dump truck driver arrested for DUI

The crash happened in a construction zone and troopers say the dump truck driver has been arrested on possible impairment.
Published: Apr. 27, 2023 at 5:51 AM MST|Updated: Apr. 27, 2023 at 9:06 AM MST
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TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – A man is dead after rear-ending a dump truck on the Red Mountain Loop 202 near McClintock Drive in Tempe early Thursday morning.

According to Sgt. Jacob Melki with the Department of Public Safety, around 3 a.m. this morning, troopers responded to the area for a crash involving a car and a dump truck.

Early indications reveal the dump truck was on the freeway in the construction zone when it was rear-ended by a male driving a Dodge Durango. After the crash, the male driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the dump truck was evaluated and believed to be impaired and was then arrested.

The road was closed to eastbound traffic until around 8:30 a.m. Traffic was diverted off at McClintock Drive through the early morning rush hour. No further information has been released.