Driver killed after SUV gets wedged under semi-truck in Phoenix

Phoenix police say a driver believed to be an adult was killed Thursday when an SUV collided with a commercial truck, ending up underneath the big rig's trailer with its top sheared off.

Police have identified the driver of the SUV who died as 32-year-old Jairo Quinonez.

The SUV remained under the trailer as authorities began their investigation but Sgt. Tommy Thompson said there was no indication anybody other than the driver was in the vehicle.

The SUV was driving northbound on 27th Avenue just north of Interstate 10 when it collided with the semi, which was exiting a parking lot on the east side of the road to go southbound on 27th Avenue.

Thompson said the 45-year-old driver of the big rig wasn’t injured and remained at the scene. Police determined he was not impaired.

Speed may have been a factor in this crash.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.