Loop-101 in Scottsdale reopens following fiery, fatal crash near Hayden Road on-ramp

A fatal multi-car crash closed a major portion of eastbound Loop-101 in Scottsdale Sunday night.

The crash happened at 6 p.m. on Oct. 17 near the Hayden Road on-ramp, causing the on-ramp to close, as well as the Scottsdale Road on-ramp, said the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT).

The Northbound lanes weren't impacted.

"Preliminary info describes a motorcycle rider was off left and a vehicle or vehicles were blocking the HOV lane when another vehicle collided with them. The collision resulted in those vehicles erupting in flames," said the Department of Public Safety.

A passenger who was trapped inside one of the vehicles died.

The victim's identity was not released.

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