The Latest: Body on Interstate 40 was that of Holbrook man
HOLBROOK, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a northern Arizona freeway closure (all times local):
Authorities say a body found on Interstate 40 near Holbrook was that of a man who intentionally crouched or kneeled in the road.
Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves says 33-year-old Randall Nelson was hit by a vehicle and killed early Thursday morning. He was a resident of Holbrook.
Graves says Nelson had sent several messages to his family beforehand.
Eastbound traffic on I-40 had been rerouted through Holbrook while authorities investigated. The interstate reopened before 9 a.m.
Eastbound Interstate 40 has reopened in Holbrook in northern Arizona after being closed following the discovery of a dead body on the highway.
Eastbound traffic on I-40 was routed through Holbrook while authorities investigated the incident Thursday morning.
Trooper Kameron Lee said the body was located after authorities received a report of what was described as “debris” on I-40 and that a vehicle that struck the body was located.
Eastbound Interstate 40 was closed in Holbrook and traffic routed through the northern Arizona community Thursday morning after authorities discovered a dead body on the freeway.
Trooper Kameron Lee said the body was located after authorities received a report of what was described as “debris” on I-40.
Lee said a vehicle that struck the body was located and that the freeway was closed so authorities could investigate the incident.