Woman killed in fiery crash on I-10 in west Phoenix, DPS says
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -– A woman was killed after a semi crashed into her vehicle on the eastbound I-10 near 59th Avenue early Thursday morning.
According to Sgt. Jacob Melki with the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the crash involved two semi-trucks and a car. Melki says the semi-truck reportedly rear-ended the car, pushing it several hundred feet into another semi which then burst into flames. Video from the scene shows both the sedan and semi engulfed in flames.
DPS says the woman in the car became trapped. Authorities found her and pronounced her dead at the scene. Meanwhile, the driver of the semi-truck was detained for a short time as investigators work to determine what led up to the crash. Impairment is suspected.
Eastbound traffic was closed for hours but ADOT reported that the freeway reopened around 9 a.m. Click/tap here for the latest First Alert Traffic updates.
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