PHOENIX - Westbound I-10 at 51st Avenue was reopened following a fatal crash Wednesday morning.

DPS said a pickup truck rear ended a semitruck around 2 a.m. The driver of the pickup died.

No word on the condition of the semitruck driver.

Westbound lanes reopened just before 6 a.m.

Cars driving westbound had to exit the freeway before the crash and re-enter at 59th Avenue.

ADOT said westbound traffic was backed up all the way to 43rd Avenue during the closure.