TEMPE, Ariz. (FOX 10/AP) - Officials say one man was killed in a five-car crash that shut down the US 60 freeway in Tempe.
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the incident happened Tuesday morning near McClintock Drive.
DPS officials say a 49-year-old male driver failed to slow down amid traffic congestion in the westbound lanes. His vehicle crashed into another and the impact caused the unidentified man, who was not wearing a seatbelt, to be thrown from the car.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash led to a chain reaction involving three other cars. Those drivers suffered only minor injuries.
The investigation into the cause of the crash remains ongoing.
A stretch of the westbound lanes was closed but has since reopened.
This is a five-vehicle fatal collision with some minor injuries. Traffic congestion along with failure to slow/stop led to this multiple vehicle rear-end collision. The 49-year-old at-fault driver was unrestrained; he was ejected during the collision resulting in his death. pic.twitter.com/9dxBMBX7zG— Dept. Public Safety (@Arizona_DPS) May 14, 2019