A man was killed in a collision between a car and a pickup truck, prompting a traffic stop on Interstate 15 in southwest Arizona.
The man, identified as 32-year-old John Anthony Johnson, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The incident happened on the I-15 near the intersection of I-10 and US Highway 40 near Wickenburg, according to Arizona Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Jennifer McLeod.
It’s unclear what caused the collision.
According to McLeod, the pickup truck was traveling westbound on I-80 when the vehicle was struck by a Chevrolet pickup truck driven by a 51-year old man.
The two vehicles then collided and Johnson was thrown from the pickup and hit the ground.
Police have not yet identified the driver of the pickup.
Johnson’s wife told KPHO-TV that she had not been in touch with her husband since he was killed.
The Arizona Department for Transportation said the two trucks had stopped at the I15 and were moving westbound.
The pickup was not moving.
Arizona Department spokesman Ryan Smith said that the pickup was pulled over by the Arizona State Patrol.
A trooper said the pickup driver was a passenger in the vehicle.
The driver was treated for minor injuries, and the other passenger was taken to a hospital for a minor concussion, Smith said.
A witness told KXAN that the crash was witnessed by several people, including the pickup’s driver.
The witness said that a pickup driver and a passenger had to be helped out of the truck, but no one was injured in the crash, Smith told ABC affiliate KPHX.
Authorities have not identified the man who was killed, nor have they released the identity of the driver or passenger.
Johnson’s death comes less than a month after an Arizona man died after being struck by an SUV.
The Arizona Department For Transportation said a tractor-trailer carrying at least five people was travelling southbound on US Highway 30 near Chandler, Arizona, around 4:15 p.m. when it came to a stop at a red light.
The tractor-tractor driver reported that the driver was going about 90 miles per hour, and he was weaving in and out of traffic.
When the driver saw a vehicle moving west of the light, the driver accelerated and hit a semi truck, according the agency.
“The driver accelerated through the intersection, and when the driver stopped, the tractor-trader saw the semi truck coming in front of him,” McLeod told KTVK-TV in Arizona.
“The driver lost control of the vehicle, hit the semi, and then crashed into the semi.”
The semi was not injured.
In April, a 33-year a veteran police officer was killed after he was struck and killed by a pickup in Phoenix.
More from the Arizona Republic: The incident happened after an officer on a motorcycle tried to stop a pickup at a light, according KTVY.
The truck sped away, and officers got out of their vehicle and attempted to pull the driver out of his vehicle, but the driver continued to drive.
A police dog and a firefighter jumped into the truck to try to pull him out.
Police said that, at the time, the man was a transient and the driver had a court-ordered traffic violation on his record.
The woman driving the truck was not hurt.
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