Police chase ends in collision with semi on I-10

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BUCKEYE -- The Department of Public Safety responded to an injury collision along eastbound on I-10 at milepost 113, near the Junction of SR 85.

The incident closed the left lane of east-bound traffic for about an hour until the scene could be cleared.

According to DPS, at about 7:11 P.M. Thursday night the DPS Communications Center received numerous 9-1-1 calls regarding a Silver Dodge Pick-up traveling westbound on I-10 at Avondale.

The callers described the pick up as driving slowly and crossing all lanes of traffic.

DPS Highway Patrol Officers responded and attempted to stop the pick up. The truck continued without stopping and a slow speed pursuit ensued.

At about 7:39 P.M. the suspect-driver of the truck crossed through the center median into oncoming traffic and struck a semi tractor trailer head on.

The suspect is in custody and received minor injuries in the collision. The semi driver was not injured.

DPS is investigating what happened and why the driver of the pick up truck did not yield to troopers.