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Fatal crash closes I-10 near Picacho Peak

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Fatal crash closes I-10 near Picacho Peak

By Rikki Mitchell. CREATED Oct 2, 2013 - UPDATED: Oct 3, 2013

PICACHO PEAK, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - A 32-year-old man died Wednesday night after he fell from the bed of a pickup truck on I-10 near Picacho Peak.

Officials with the Arizona Department of Transportation tell KGUN9 that the accident happened near milepost 223. Westbound lanes were closed until 4:20 a.m. Thursday.

The Department of Public Safety says the man was found dead on the scene.

The man reportedly fell out of a vehicle and was hit by several other cars.The truck he was riding in was located a short distance from the crash. The driver was taken into custody after a search of the area.

The man killed in this collision has still not been identified.

Rikki Mitchell

Rikki Mitchell

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Rikki Mitchell is a proud University of Arizona grad and joined the KGUN9 team after graduation. Rikki reports as a video journalist for the evening and weekend newscasts.