Fiery, fatal crash closes eastbound Interstate 10 in Phoenix for hours
Oct 27, 2022, 5:31 AM | Updated: 9:23 am
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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.
I-10 eastbound is CLOSED in Phoenix.
The closure is due to a crash at 67th Ave.
Motorists are advised to expect delays and seek an alternate route.
— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) October 27, 2022
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.