Semi crashes into Jeep, killing driver on Loop 202

- One person was killed after a semi crashed into a Jeep, shutting down the Loop 202 near downtown 44th Street for hours on Saturday morning.

A spokesperson with the Arizona Department of Public Safety says the crash happened in the HOV lane of the eastbound Loop 202 at 44th Street at about 2;30am.  A Jeep Wrangler and a semi collided, and the Jeep burst into flames.  The driver was pronounced dead.  No information has yet been released about the victim of this fatal crash.

Eastbound traffic was diverted onto the SR 143 until about 9am, when the roadway opened back up.

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