Deadly crash partially closed Loop 101 in west Phoenix - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Deadly crash partially closed Loop 101 in west Phoenix

One man was killed in the crash on the Loop 101 near Thomas in the west Valley. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) One man was killed in the crash on the Loop 101 near Thomas in the west Valley. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
The driver lost control and slammed into a pole, firefighters said. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The driver lost control and slammed into a pole, firefighters said. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Crews had to shut down the southbound side of the freeway. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Crews had to shut down the southbound side of the freeway. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
The crash happened on the southbound side. (Source: ADOT) The crash happened on the southbound side. (Source: ADOT)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

The Loop 101 Agua Fria Freeway was reopened late Wednesday night after it was partially closed for hours due to a deadly crash.

The southbound closure started around 5 p.m. at Indian School Road but the crash was closer to Thomas Road.

According to the Phoenix Fire Department, three people in their 20s were in a work truck and lost control. They hit a metal light pole. One man was crushed inside the work truck and died.

The two others were thrown from the truck. They were taken to the hospital in critical condition but should survive, firefighters said.

Aerial video shows the work truck was nearly wrapped around the metal light pole.

A pickup truck and a car appear to have minor damage.

The southbound lanes were reopened just after 11 p.m.

The northbound lanes remained open.

An investigation is underway.

Click/tap here to download the free azfamily mobile app.

Copyright 2017 KPHO/KTVK (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.


  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Rifle raffle nixed at Batesville school

    Rifle raffle nixed at Batesville school

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 1:20 PM EST2018-02-20 18:20:59 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 2:29 PM EST2018-02-20 19:29:06 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Officials have pulled the plug on a raffle for an AR-15 at a local high school.

    Officials have pulled the plug on a raffle for an AR-15 at a local high school.

  • School board member arrested for computer fraud

    School board member arrested for computer fraud

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 12:13 PM EST2018-02-20 17:13:00 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 12:37 PM EST2018-02-20 17:37:51 GMT
    Charles Russell Lane was arrested Friday in Mississippi County on an out-of-state warrant. (Source: Mississippi Co Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)Charles Russell Lane was arrested Friday in Mississippi County on an out-of-state warrant. (Source: Mississippi Co Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)

    A Mississippi County school board member faces fraud charges in Mississippi state.

    A Mississippi County school board member faces fraud charges in Mississippi state.

  • Oh deer!: Buck crashes into college dorm

    Oh deer!: Buck crashes into college dorm

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 9:03 AM EST2018-02-20 14:03:31 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 9:54 AM EST2018-02-20 14:54:05 GMT

    Wildlife got a little too close for comfort on a local college campus.

    Wildlife got a little too close for comfort on a local college campus.

Powered by Frankly