Semi crash causes closure of eastbound I-10 west of Phoenix

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(Source: Arizona Department of Transportation) (Source: Arizona Department of Transportation)

Two semis crashed into each other on the I-10 west of Phoenix Friday morning. According to Arizona DPS, the crash occurred near milepost 77 in the eastbound lanes of the I-10 at around 7:50 a.m.

DPS said one semi ran into the rear of another semi.

The eastbound lanes of the I-10 were closed for several hours and traffic was routed off onto U.S. 60 through Wickenburg, into the Phoenix area while the crash was cleared.

All eastbound lanes were reopened at around 2 p.m.

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Two people were extricated from one of the semis and their injuries appear to be serious, DPS said. 

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