On Wednesday, part of the Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson near Casa Grande was shut down after multiple semi-trucks and vehicles were involved in a deadly crash.
The accident occurred near westbound I-10 near milepost 188. The highway was closed for nearly 11 hours as investigators dealt with debris across the freeway. The accident resulted in the death of two people due to injuries sustained during the crash. Several more people were also injured in the crash and taken to nearby hospitals.
In a preliminary investigative report, the accident was a result of the driver of a semi-truck traveling in the eastbound lanes traveled across the dirt median into the westbound lanes where it struck two semi-trucks and commercial vehicles, then bursting into flames.
DPS has not identified the travelers who died.