- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 19, 2017

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - A partial closure of a Phoenix-area freeway due to a deadly crash involving a pedestrian snarled traffic at the beginning of the Tuesday morning commute.

The crash at Val Vista Drive shortly before 4 a.m. closed westbound U.S. 60 at the Loop 202 freeway.

The Arizona Department of Transportation recommended that drivers consider alternate routes.

No additional information was released.

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