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1 dead after truck driven off overpass
Truck reportedly drove off overpass

A red truck and silver compact SUV lie battered in the southbound lane of Highway 89 Friday afternoon, Sept. 27, 2019. The driver of the truck was declared dead at the scene. (Max Efrein/Courier)

A red truck and silver compact SUV lie battered in the southbound lane of Highway 89 Friday afternoon, Sept. 27, 2019. The driver of the truck was declared dead at the scene. (Max Efrein/Courier)

One person is dead and another injured after a truck was driven off the Pioneer Parkway overpass above Highway 89 at about 1:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27.

Witnesses told Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) troopers that the truck was being driven erratically when it went into the median and through a cable barricade between the intersection’s two bridges, AZDPS spokesperson Bart Graves said.

After dropping about 20 feet and landing on southbound Highway 89, the truck struck an SUV and ended up on its hood, Graves said.

The driver of the truck was declared dead at the scene. The driver of the SUV — the only one in the vehicle — was transported to Yavapai Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Southbound Highway 89 was closed for several hours so police could investigate the crash.

Follow Max Efrein on Twitter @mefrein, email him at mefrein@prescottaz.com or call him at 928-445-3333 ext. 1105.

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