February 4, 2023 / Source: AZ Family
The Mesa Police Department reported a motor vehicle crash in Mesa on Friday evening. Near Main Street and Dobson Road, according to police, a driver lost control and hit a light pole, causing it to fall onto the light rail tracks. Other motorists avoided the collision by swerving.
According to the investigators, they stopped to assist the hurt man. The man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, but he later passed away. The victim’s identity hasn’t been made public.
Police are attempting to determine how he lost control in the fatal crash. It is not yet known if alcohol or drugs played a role in the accident.
After a brief closure, the road is now open to traffic. According to Valley Metro, all light rail trains have returned to their regular routes.