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US 60 westbound in Tempe partially reopens following serious crash


Feb. 12, 2020

TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Crews are working to clear a serious crash that temporarily closed westbound lanes of the U.S. 60 in Tempe on Tuesday night.
It happened just west of the Loop 101 near McClintock Drive around 7 p.m. According to the Department of Public Safety, the crash was caused by a car that was stopped in the middle lane.
A total of four vehicles were involved, according to the Tempe Fire Department. At least two people had to be extricated and suffered serious injuries. Two more adults were hospitalized but their injuries weren't considered life-threatening. Emergency responders also evaluated an additional six people, including four kids, but they did not need to be taken to the hospital.
It's unclear when the freeway will fully reopen. Drivers started to get by the crash using the HOV lane around 8:05 p.m. The eastbound lanes are unaffected.
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