DPS: One dead, three hospitalized in semi crash on I-10 near Tonopah

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says one person is dead and three others were rushed to hospital after a crash involving a semi-truck near Tonopah.
Published: Oct. 6, 2022 at 4:58 AM MST|Updated: Oct. 6, 2022 at 12:41 PM MST
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TONOPAH, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- The Arizona Department of Public Safety says one person is dead, and three others were rushed to hospital after a crash involving a semi-truck near Tonopah early Thursday morning.

Troopers say that the crash happened around 3 a.m. and involved a semi-truck and van in the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 near Tonopah. The semi lost control when one of its tires blew out and rolled over the van carrying four people. One person, a 24-year-old man, was pronounced dead, with three others being taken to a hospital in Goodyear. The four people in the van were from the same family. The condition of those hospitalized is not known.

DPS is investigating a deadly crash near Tonopah.
DPS is investigating a deadly crash near Tonopah.(Arizona's Family)

DPS officials confirmed that the eastbound lanes were closed east of town for most of the morning but have reopened. Those headed westbound have left lanes blocked. Drivers are asked to expect delays throughout the morning as detectives piece together what led up to the crash. Click/tap here for the latest First Alert traffic updates