1 man dead after collision closes westbound I-10 in Tonopah

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One man is dead after a collision involving a semi-truck and pickup truck closes westbound Interstate 10 for several hours in Tonopah. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) One man is dead after a collision involving a semi-truck and pickup truck closes westbound Interstate 10 for several hours in Tonopah. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
A middle-aged man in a pickup truck was ejected from his vehicle when a semi-truck rear-ended him. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) A middle-aged man in a pickup truck was ejected from his vehicle when a semi-truck rear-ended him. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Westbound I-10 was shut down for several hours while DPS and fire officials investigated the scene. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Westbound I-10 was shut down for several hours while DPS and fire officials investigated the scene. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
One lane was reopened on the I-10 around 4:25 a.m., according to the Arizona Department of Transporation. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) One lane was reopened on the I-10 around 4:25 a.m., according to the Arizona Department of Transporation. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
The male semi-truck driver was sent to the hospital with breathing problems and his passenger was uninjured in the accident. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The male semi-truck driver was sent to the hospital with breathing problems and his passenger was uninjured in the accident. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
TONOPAH, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

One man is dead after a collision involving a semi-truck and pickup truck closed westbound Interstate 10 for several hours in Tonopah.

The collision occurred around 1:50 a.m. on the I-10 near 339th Avenue.

A middle-aged man in a pickup truck was ejected from his vehicle when a semi-truck rear-ended him. The pickup truck erupted into flames after the collision.

[RAW VIDEO: Aerials of fatal collision on westbound I-10 in Tonopah

The Arizona Department of Public Safety located a dead body near the pickup truck and determined the body was the driver of the pickup truck.

The male semi-truck driver was sent to the hospital with breathing problems and his passenger was uninjured in the accident.

Westbound I-10 was shut down for several hours while DPS and fire officials investigated the scene.

One lane was reopened on the I-10 around 4:25 a.m., according to the Arizona Department of Transporation.

DPS said they did not know when I-10 will fully reopen but expected the clean-up to take another hour.

Westbound I-10 was fully reopened around 9:40 a.m., according to ADOT.

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