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The Latest: Body on Interstate 40 was that of Holbrook man

November 8, 2018

HOLBROOK, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a northern Arizona freeway closure (all times local):

4:50 p.m.

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.

8:45 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.

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8:10 a.m.

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.

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