Interstate 10

Highway crash shuts down stretch of Interstate-10 in Arizona

ELOY, Ariz. — Authorities say a multi-vehicle crash has shut down Interstate-10 north of Tucson.

A spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety says the crash happened Friday near Picacho Peak Road. Westbound and eastbound lanes are closed.

Bart Graves, the DPS spokesman, says the vehicles involved may have included two semi-trucks, a motorhome, and other cars and vehicles.

He did not say in an emailed statement how many possible injuries the accident may have caused.

UPDATE:

Four killed in I-10 crash between Marana, Picacho Peak roads

Officials say there are four confirmed fatalities in the crash. Four other people received minor injuries in the incident. One person was transported to a hospital for their injuries.

According to officials, the collision has shut down the eastbound lanes of the I-10 at Picacho Peak Road and westbound lanes near Pinal Airpark Road.

Drivers are advised to travel on State Routes 77 and 79 to avoid the incident.

UPDATE: The Arizona Department of Public Safety’s Ranger helicopter comes in for a landing on the scene of a multiple fatality collision on I-10 west of Pinal Airpark Rd. on December 21, 2018.

I-10 reopens in western Arizona following deadly semi crash

QUARTZSITE, Ariz.  –  Update: Interstate 10 in western Arizona has reopened following a fatal crash involving two semi-trucks.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, eastbound I-10 has reopened at milepost 29 near Quartzsite following the deadly crash. 

CLOSED: I-10 EB is closed at milepost 29 for a crash. Take SR 95 northbound at Quartzsite to SR 72 eastbound. Continue on 72 through Bouse to US 60 westbound. Traffic can re-enter I-10 at milepost 31, which is past the crash. #aztraffic

Trooper Kameron Lee with the Arizona Department of Public Safety says one semi caught on fire as a result of the crash

1 dead, 2 critically injured in semi-truck crash near I-10 in west Valley

TOLLESON, Ariz. (FOX 10) – Authorities say one person is dead and two others are critically injured following a crash involving a semi-truck near Interstate 10 in the west Valley.

According to the Tolleson Police Department, the crash happened when a black car was traveling southbound on 99th Avenue and was preparing to turn onto the westbound I-10 on-ramp.

Police say a semi-truck traveling northbound on 99th Avenue hit the car when it was turning left onto the on-ram.

Three people in the car were taken to a hospital in critical condition. One of the passengers died at the hospital.

The semi-truck driver remained at the scene.  Impairment does not appear to be a factor.

Vintage fire truck crashes on I-10 after being swiped by 18-wheeler, Biloxi police say

A vintage fire truck crashed on Interstate 10 on Monday, coming to rest against a concrete wall on the Tchoutacabouffa River Bridge, police say.

It appears the fire truck swerved after a semi-truck side-swiped it, Biloxi Police Maj. Christopher De Back said.

The driver of the fire truck was taken to a hospital to be checked out, De Back said. It didn’t appear that he was injured. The concrete divider wall kept the fire truck from entering the opposite lanes.

To the casual driver, it appeared to be a crash involving a firefighter. But the fire truck is an old model that’s no longer in service, De Back said.

“The VIN comes back to Louisiana, but it had been sold,” he said. The truck said “Fredericksburg Fire Dept.” on the side.

Police were not immediately able to confirm who owns the fire truck. They were waiting on the driver to be finished at a hospital before asking if he owns the truck or was delivering it to someone, De Back said.

A vintage fire truck crashed into the center guardrail on Interstate 10 in Biloxi on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018.