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Trooper: Fatal freeway wreck in Mesa involves hit-and-run

November 16, 2018

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The state Department of Public says a fatal accident that has closed part of the eastbound U.S. 60 freeway in Mesa during the Friday morning commute also involves a hit-and-run that followed the initial wreck.

Trooper Kameron Lee says a flatbed truck’s driver was killed after being ejected from his vehicle when it overturned at Higley Road and then being struck by another truck that went through the accident scene without stopping.

Lee says the flatbed truck rolled when it struck an abandoned car on the shoulder.

Lee says traffic was clogged as eastbound vehicles exited on the Higley off-ramp and then used the on-ramp to re-enter U.S. 60 and that there was no estimate when the freeway will reopen.

The Department of Transportation says drivers should consider alternate routes.

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