Early on Saturday morning in Phoenix, Arizona, a single-car accident took place which took the life of the man who was behind the wheel.
The crash took place at around 2:45 a.m. on the westbound side of Sky Harbor Boulevard, near 44th Street.
Phoenix Police Department spokesman, Sergeant Tommy Thompson, stated that the incident occurred when the driver of a 2007 Isuzu flatbed truck, identified as 42-year-old Ricardo Dessens, lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a raised structural portion of the roadway near Arizona State Route 143.
Dessens was later pronounced dead from his serious traumatic injuries.
The truck, which belonged to the barricade company that Dessens worked for, was apparently empty of cargo at the time of the accident.
The collision reportedly did not affect the actual operations of Phoenix Sky Harbor International, but the eastern routes to the airport, from the Loop 202 to the 143, were shut down for several hours in order for police to conduct a thorough investigation and clean up the scene.
As a Phoenix car accident attorney, it is always upsetting to hear about these kinds of devastating crashes resulting in loss of life, knowing all too well the pain that the victim's loved ones will go through in the aftermath.
It is not clear as of now why exactly the man lost control of the vehicle, and there has been no indication that impairment or speeding played any role.
Our car accident law firm in Phoenix offers our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of the man who lost his life in this tragic occurrence.