I-10 W between 59th-67th avenues reopens

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Westbound Interstate 10 between 59th and 67th avenues in Phoenix has reopened after a fiery car crash forced closures for several hours, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The crash happened just before 10 a.m. involving a car traveling eastbound on I-10 that broke through the cable barrier, according to an Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman.

The spokesman said the woman driver of a white Honda Civic swerved to avoid a car that had cut her off. She lost control and went through the barrier in the median and struck a westbound pickup truck head-on. 

The driver and a 6-year-old child in the back seat had to be cut from the car, the spokesman said.  The woman, who is not the child's mother, suffered life-threatening injuries while the child suffered a broken arm and was transported to Phoenix Children's Hospital.

The driver of the truck was also taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure, the spokesman said.

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