Authorities say one person is dead following a chain-reaction crash involving multiple semi-trucks along Interstate 10 near Tonopah. According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the crash happened when a semi-truck rolled on eastbound I-10 west of Tonopah at milepost 79. After the rollover, a second semi-truck following behind came to a stop, but a third semi-truck struck the second semi, killing the driver of the third semi-truck.
3 semi-truck involved accident on I-10 eastbound (heading into Phoenix). 2 drivers have been taken to the hospital with minor injuries and said to be ok. 3rd driver was killed at the scene. DPS says lames will be closed for several hours. @FOX10Phoenix pic.twitter.com/daKuLKMFMF
— Carmen Blackwell (@CarmenMB_Fox10) April 17, 2018
We’ve learned there are two separate collisions in this area involving three semis. There is one fatality and one injury as a result. Traffic exiting at MP45. Traffic stuck at the collision is being turned around in the median.
— Dept. of Public Safety (@Arizona_DPS) April 17, 2018
— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) April 17, 2018