TEMPE, Ariz. - Loop 202 in Tempe has reopened after a deadly crash involving a dump truck, according to the Arizona Dept. of Public Safety.
Authorities say the dump truck was carrying asphalt in a construction zone at around 3 a.m. Thursday morning for a freeway pavement project.
A construction worker drove the truck from the construction site to the open travel lanes near McClintock Drive, cutting off an SUV heading eastbound.
The SUV rear-ended the truck, and the driver died from his injuries. The victim is said to be a 34-year-old man from Texas.
A deadly crash on Loop 202 in Tempe
Troopers arrested the driver of the dump truck, and impairment was suspected to have played a role in the crash.
The truck driver is reportedly a subcontractor and not a state, ADOT or DPS employee.