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Eastbound Interstate 10 reopens in far West Valley after several big rigs crash

Oct 12, 2023, 8:24 AM | Updated: Oct 13, 2023, 6:34 am

Stock image of a road closed sign. Eastbound Interstate 10 was closed after a crash west of Tonopah...

Eastbound Interstate 10 was closed after a crash west of Tonopah on Thursday morning, Oct. 12, 2023. (Pexels Photo)

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PHOENIX – Interstate 10 in the far West Valley was closed for hours Thursday after several big rigs crashed west of Tonopah, authorities said.

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, a tractor-trailer rolled over on eastbound I-10 at about 8 a.m. The wreck resulted in life-threatening injuries, but DPS didn’t say how many people were hurt.

The first crash may have led to another collision involving three or four semi-trucks, DPS said.

Eastbound traffic was detoured off the freeway at Salome Road during the closure, the Arizona Department of Transportation said.

The closure lasted more than six hours, with the freeway reopening around 2:30 p.m.

Westbound traffic was not affected.

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Eastbound Interstate 10 reopens in far West Valley after several big rigs crash