1 Killed in Tempe Car Crash on Loop 202 near McClintock Drive
Tempe, Arizona (April 27, 2023) – One person was killed in a rear-end crash involving a dump truck on Thursday morning in Tempe.
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the accident happened at around 3 a.m. on Loop 202 near McClintock Drive.
A dump truck driver was working on a pavement project on the freeway and was driving from the construction site when the truck was rear-ended by an eastbound SUV.
The SUV driver was killed in the crash.
Officials believe impairment was a factor in the crash and the dump truck driver was taken into custody.
More details about the accident were not released.
An investigation into the accident is underway.
Loop 202 Red Mountain eastbound is CLOSED in Tempe.
The closure is due to a crash after McClintock Drive. Traffic is being taken off at McClintock.
Expect delays and seek an alternate route.
There is no estimated time to reopen the highway.#phxtraffic pic.twitter.com/CzBnQEijHj
— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) April 27, 2023