WB US 60 closed for hours at Loop 202 after man was hit, killed

DPS said the man was hit on the side of the freeway.

MESA, Ariz. - The closure of westbound US 60 was extended to the Loop 202 (Santan) Tuesday early morning after a fatal car-pedestrian crash, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The US 60 was reopened around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, ADOT said.

Traffic was backed up on the freeway as well as on surface streets in the area. Maricopa County DOT warned that drivers should expect long delays.

A man died after he was struck by multiple vehicles around 3 a.m., according to DPS.

DPS said the man was not a jumper and investigators are looking into why he was hit. The man was found directly under the bridge near the side of the freeway.

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The freeway was first closed Tuesday at Val Vista, but that closure was later extended.

ADOT said US 60 would be shut down for the early morning commute.

In addition to the freeway closure, northbound Val Vista is closed at US 60, according to ADOT.

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