ARIZONA NEWS

Eastbound I-10 west of Phoenix partially reopens after fatal crash involving Amazon trailer

May 16, 2024, 2:43 PM | Updated: 5:41 pm

Eastbound I-10 west of Phoenix partially reopens after fatal crash...

Eastbound Interstate 10 was closed west of Phoenix on May 16, 2024. (Arizona Department of Transportation Photo)

(Arizona Department of Transportation Photo)

PHOENIX — The eastbound right lane of Interstate 10 west of Phoenix reopened on Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

The lane originally closed due to a fatal crash involving an Amazon tractor trailer, authorities said.

The eastbound left lane is still closed. There’s no estimated time to reopen it.

What caused the shutdown of eastbound I-10 west of Phoenix?

The freeway was closed in Tonopah around 2:20 p.m. after the semi-truck likely experienced a blowout and struck an overpass in Tonopah, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

The truck was stuck in the I-10 median at milepost 103, causing the closure. The driver and co-driver of the truck died in the crash, DPS said.

Traffic was exiting the highway at Hassayampa Road.

The westbound lanes weren’t affected.

No other information was available.

Get the latest KTAR News 92.3 FM traffic alerts sent straight to your phone by texting “TRAFFIC” to 411923.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Juneteenth, or Emancipation Day, commemorates the end of chattel slavery on June 19, 1865 in Galves...

KTAR.com

Race relations expert says ‘every American’ should celebrate Juneteenth

Juneteenth is a day of celebrating for "every American, white, black or otherwise," race relations expert Daryl Davis said Wednesday.

29 minutes ago

Scottsdale-based chipmaker onsemi is planning a large investment into a Czech Republic facility. (o...

Associated Press

Scottsdale-based chipmaker Onsemi to invest up to $2 billion in Czech Republic facility

The U.S. chipmaker onsemi is planning a multi-year investment of up $2 billion in its production facility in the Czech Republic.

3 hours ago

A woman was killed in an alleged domestic dispute in Tempe.  (Facebook File Photo/Phoenix Police De...

KTAR.com

Alleged domestic dispute overnight in Tempe leaves woman dead

Police officers detained two individuals in connection to a shooting in Tempe that left a woman dead, authorities said.

4 hours ago

Glendale Police identified the suspects as Ricardo Jaime Moreno, left, and Jesus Humberto Beltran A...

Serena O'Sullivan

2 suspects arrested for discharging guns in Glendale

Two suspects were arrested after discharging guns in a Glendale neighborhood on May 19, Glendale Police announced on Wednesday.

5 hours ago

(Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)...

Jim Sharpe

Is Biden using migrants as political pawns — in a game of checkers?

KTAR News host Jim Sharpe wonders if Biden is using migrants as political pawns -- in a game of checkers -- following recent executive action.

6 hours ago

A Silver Alert was issued for an 88-year-old man last seen Friday morning in Mesa who has dementia ...

KTAR.com

Subject of Silver Alert from Mesa found dead almost week after disappearing

A Silver Alert subject from Mesa who had been missing for nearly a week was found dead, authorities announced Wednesday.

7 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

Sanderson Ford

3 new rides for 3 new road trips in Arizona

It's time for the Sanderson Ford Memorial Day sale with the Mighty Fine 69 Anniversary, as Sanderson Ford turned 69 years old in May.

...

COLLINS COMFORT MASTERS

Here are 5 things Arizona residents need to know about their HVAC system

It's warming back up in the Valley, which means it's time to think about your air conditioning system's preparedness for summer.

...

DISC Desert Institute for Spine Care

Sciatica pain is treatable but surgery may be required

Sciatica pain is one of the most common ailments a person can face, and if not taken seriously, it could become one of the most harmful.

Eastbound I-10 west of Phoenix partially reopens after fatal crash involving Amazon trailer