MESA, AZ – Authorities are investigating a deadly collision involving a semi-truck in Mesa.
The crash happened just after 12:30 p.m. Thursday on the westbound US 60 near Dobson Road.
DPS said the crash involved two vehicles, including a semi-truck.
It isn’t clear whether the person who died was in the semi-truck or car. The identity of the victim has not been released.
The westbound lanes of the US 60 are closed, the closure extends to northbound Loop 101 on-ramp. There is no estimated time it will reopen.
ADOT suggests drivers to use the Loop 202 Red Mountain or Loop 202 San Tan as an alternative.
Drivers please avoid the US60 and Dobson. We are investigating a fatal crash and expect a lengthy closure.
— Officer Carrick Cook (@DPSOfficerCook) March 20, 2014
— ABC15 Arizona (@abc15) March 20, 2014
— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) March 20, 2014
— K Curran (@KevinOnTheDesk) March 20, 2014
The cause of the crash is under investigation.