Deadly crash closed portions of Loop 202 in Ahwatukee

All traffic on the eastbound lanes of Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway had to be stopped earlier on Feb. 26, according to DPS officials, as a result of a deadly crash.

The crash happened in the area of Loop 202 and 40th Street. A DPS spokesperson gave few details on what happened, but did say the crash involved a semi and a passenger vehicle, and that the semi is on fire.

ADOT officials say eastbound Loop 202 was closed at 24th Street for some time. The freeway has since reopened.

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Where the crash happened