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Motorcyclist dies after crashing into stalled car on US-60 in Tempe

The westbound lanes of US-60 were closed off for more than 2 hours after a deadly crash happened on the highway.

TEMPE, Ariz. — The westbound lanes of US-60 in Tempe were closed off Sunday afternoon after a deadly crash happened along the highway.

A motorcyclist crashed into a stalled car on the highway and another car slammed into the rider, according to DPS.

The motorcyclist died at the scene, troopers say. Authorities did not identify the motorcyclist yet.

The crash happened around 4:45 p.m. near the Loop 101 interchange. Westbound traffic has been blocked while troopers investigate what happened and why the car was stalled.

As of 6:18 p.m., the highway was reopened, but ADOT said sporadic closures may happen throughout the night. 

Traffic was redirected to Dobson Road. Eastbound traffic has not been affected.

This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for the latest updates.


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Driving Safety Tips:

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) offers driving tips to help keep people safe on the road.

"There’s always room for improvement when it comes to road safety," the department said on its website.

ADOT's suggestions include:

  • Don’t speed or drive aggressively
  • Never drive while under the influence of substances
  • Avoid distractions while driving
  • Wear your seatbelt and make sure all passengers are doing the same
  • When an emergency vehicle is on the side of the road, move over
  • Stay extra aware in work zones
  • Be prepared for weather conditions that make driving dangerous

Find more tips on the department's Driving Safety Homepage on ADOT's website here.

"Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov, by calling 511, downloading the AZ 511 app and through ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT," the department said.

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