- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 19, 2017

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - The Latest on a pedestrian fatality that partially closed a Phoenix-area freeway (all times local):

11:20 a.m.

Authorities say a pedestrian killed on westbound U.S. 60 in Mesa early Tuesday morning apparently was struck several times by passing vehicles.

The state Department of Public Safety asks drivers who were traveling on the freeway around 3 a.m. to check undercarriages of their vehicles for damage related to the victim.

The incident occurred under the Val Vista overpass shortly after 3 a.m. and the freeway was closed throughout the morning commute.

The person’s identity wasn’t released. DPS says the pedestrian was a male but didn’t have his age.

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10:05 a.m.

A Phoenix-area freeway has reopened after a pedestrian fatality and a partial closure that snarled the morning commute.

The Arizona Department of Transportation says westbound U.S. 60 reopened late Tuesday morning at Loop 202.

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9:50 a.m.

A Phoenix-area freeway is being reopened after a pedestrian fatality and a partial closure that snarled the morning commute.

The Arizona Department of Transportation says westbound U.S. 60 reopened late Tuesday morning at Val Vista and that reopening to the east at Loop 202 would end soon.

6:45 a.m.

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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