A three-vehicle crash slowed westbound traffic on U.S. Highway 60 near Priest Drive in Tempe on Tuesday morning as rush hour was beginning.
A commercial truck pulling a flatbed trailer loaded with metal rods came up too fast on traffic congestion, braked abruptly and steered to the left before rear-ending a quarter-ton pickup truck in an adjacent lane, a Department of Public Safety spokesman said.
The pickup was pushed into the HOV lane, where it was hit by a green compact taxi cab, causing it to roll, the spokesman said.
No one was injured in the crash just before 7 a.m., the spokesman said.
The driver of the commercial truck was cited for failure to control a vehicle to avoid a collision, the spokesman said.
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