Phoenix Fire confirms death of Valley firefighter in Loop 202 crash

A Phoenix firefighter was killed in a car accident Friday morning on the Loop 202 San Tan Freeway at Dobson.

Phoenix Fire Department confirmed the death of Matthew Hiatt, who died in the crash on Friday.  Phoenix Fire Chief Kara Kalkbrenner announced the firefighter's death, and says he is the son of retired engineer Max Hiatt.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says the pick-up truck driven by Matt Hiatt left the Loop 202 freeway at Dobson, hit the shoulder and struck the foundation of a concrete overpass.  The truck then burst into flames, and Hiatt did not have any chance to escape.  DPS continues to investigate the crash.  The Phoenix Fire Department says funeral arrangements are pending.



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