Five hurt in semi wreck on I-8 in Gila Bend, EB lanes closed

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Five people reportedly were injured in an early morning wreck involving two semi trucks on Interstate 8 just west of Gila Bend. By Catherine Holland Five people reportedly were injured in an early morning wreck involving two semi trucks on Interstate 8 just west of Gila Bend. By Catherine Holland
Five people reportedly were injured in an early morning wreck involving two semi trucks on Interstate 8 just west of Gila Bend. By Catherine Holland Five people reportedly were injured in an early morning wreck involving two semi trucks on Interstate 8 just west of Gila Bend. By Catherine Holland
Five people reportedly were injured in an early morning wreck involving two semi trucks on Interstate 8 just west of Gila Bend. By Catherine Holland Five people reportedly were injured in an early morning wreck involving two semi trucks on Interstate 8 just west of Gila Bend. By Catherine Holland
Five people reportedly were injured in an early morning wreck involving two semi trucks on Interstate 8 just west of Gila Bend. By Catherine Holland Five people reportedly were injured in an early morning wreck involving two semi trucks on Interstate 8 just west of Gila Bend. By Catherine Holland

GILA BEND -- Five people reportedly were injured in an early morning wreck involving two semi trucks on Interstate 8 just west of Gila Bend.

Eastbound I-8 was closed between Citrus Valley and Route 85.

The wreck happened shortly after 1:30 Wednesday morning. Aerial video showed smoke still billowing from the wreckage hours later.

Two semis apparently collided and then burst into flames. A third vehicle -- a passenger car -- was also involved.

Four people were air-lifted from the scene. A fifth was transported by ground ambulance.

While crews worked to get the roadway clear, traffic was being allowed by on the frontage road.

Details will be updated as they become available.