Semi-truck driver seriously injured in I-10 crash west of Tucson

The driver of a semi-truck was seriously injured Thursday morning, after a crash involving a car and a second semi-truck on westbound Interstate 10 near Marana.At about 4:30 a.m., Northwest Fire District and the Arizona Department of Public Safety began receiving 911 calls about the crash, which happened just before the Avra Valley offramp, Capt. Brian Keeley, a Northwest Fire spokesman, wrote in a news release.No injuries were reported by the drivers of the car and one of the semi-trucks, but the driver of the second truck was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by firefighters, Keeley said.The driver was transported to a local hospital in serious condition.Traffic in the area is restricted to one lane while DPS investigates the cause of the crash.Shortly after 7 a.m., DPS tweeted that it would be at least two hours before the roadway was expected to be fully reopened.

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