Thursday, November 10, 2011

Driver killed in Wednesday's tanker collision identified

 Western Dairy Transportation milk truck driver was from Mesa

The Arizona Department of Public Safety has been notified by the Maricopa County Office of the Medical Examiner that they have identified the driver of the milk truck involved in Wednesday’s fatal crash at Chandler Blvd on Interstate 10.

Rodney Payne, 55 years of age from Mesa, was driving the milk truck that morning. He was hauling an empty milk truck owned by Western Dairy Transportation and was traveling back to Phoenix from the Casa Grande area that morning.

The driver of the tanker truck was Valentino Haley, 29 years old from New Mexico. Haley was uninjured during the collision.

The family is requesting privacy at this time.

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