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Fiery, fatal crash closes eastbound Interstate 10 in Phoenix for hours

Oct 27, 2022, 5:31 AM | Updated: 9:23 am
(File Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)...
(File Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
(File Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

PHOENIX – A fiery, fatal crash shut down eastbound Interstate 10 in Phoenix for hours Thursday morning, authorities said.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety said two semitrucks and a car collided on the freeway near 67th Avenue around 2 a.m.

DPS said at a press conference the driver of the car died after one of the trucks hit them from behind.

The impact forced the car into another semitruck and then began to burn. The driver couldn’t get out in time, troopers said.

ABC15 reported that DPS said the semitruck driver who began the chain reaction crash was arrested on suspicion of impairment.

The Arizona Department of Transportation said traffic resumed around 9:15 a.m.

No other information was made immediately available.

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Fiery, fatal crash closes eastbound Interstate 10 in Phoenix for hours