PHOENIX — A crash involving an Arizona Department of Public Safety officer closed westbound Interstate 10 near Tucson on Friday.
— Arizona DPS (@Arizona_DPS) March 27, 2015
The officer collided with a semi-truck. He had to be extricated from the DPS sports utility vehicle he was
driving. He was transported to a Tucson hospital and is in serious but stable
condition, Northwest Fire District spokesman Adam Goldberg said. The driver of the semi was not injured.
The officer had a DPS K-9 with him that appeared to be uninjured. Emergency
responders were waiting for another K-9 officer to take the dog.
The Arizona Department of Transportation said traffic was detoured onto the frontage road.
— Rikki Mitchell (@RikkiMitchell) March 27, 2015
The crash happened about 10 miles north of Tucson.
The freeway was reopened about 1:45 p.m.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.