Semi-truck driver seriously injured in crash on I-10 in Buckeye

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BUCKEYE, Ariz. -- The driver of a tractor-trailer was seriously injured after a multi-vehicle collision on westbound Interstate 10 at Verrado Way Tuesday morning.

According to Officer Robert Bailey with the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the driver of a commercial tractor-trailer hauling trash rear-ended another semi-truck at approximately 8:15 a.m.

The driver of the truck hauling trash was trapped and required extrication. He was seriously injured and was airlifted to a local trauma center.

As a result of the initial crash, three other vehicles were involved in a chain-reaction collision.

Bailey said three people involved in that crash were treated for minor injuries.

DPS closed westbound traffic for a time to allow tow trucks to remove the damaged vehicles.