Car vs. semi wreck seriously injures man

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PHOENIX -- A Valley man is in the hospital after an early morning wreck involving a Toyota Camry and a semi.

Car wedged under trailer

It happened at about 1 a.m. at the intersection of 51st Avenue and Buckeye Road.

According to police, the Camry was southbound on 51st Avenue and the semi was headed west on Buckeye Road.

It's not yet clear exactly how the wreck occurred, but when police and rescue crews arrived on the scene, the Camry was wedged under the trailer.

Rescuers extricated the driver from the Camry. He was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital. At last check, he was in extremely critical condition.

While it is early in the investigation, police do not believe that alcohol was a factor in the wreck.