18 People injured in two collisions on I-10 near Tucson

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TUCSON -- Westbound Interstate 10 south of Tucson was reopened about 3 p.m. after being closed due two separate collisions near mile-post 274.

One collision involved a minivan that rolled over with multiple injuries. A total of 16 people were injured and transported to local Tucson hospitals, with two in critical condition.

It was determined a tire blow-out caused the accident, according to the Department of Public Safety.

The second accident was a five-vehicle rollover collision. Westbound traffic was diverted from Houghton to Breke and then back to Rita Road.

Two people were transported in critical condition to local Tucson hospitals.