One dead after 2 semi-trucks collide on I-10 in Tonopah

One person died at the scene, and another was checked out but didn’t need to go to the hospital.
Published: May. 24, 2023 at 6:45 PM MST|Updated: May. 25, 2023 at 9:30 AM MST
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TONOPAH, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — Authorities say one person is dead after a crash involving semi-trucks in Tonopah on Wednesday evening. Around 6:30 p.m., officials say two semi-trucks collided on eastbound Interstate 10 near 339th Avenue.

Investigators believe that one driver failed to merge into the adjacent lanes, causing the wreck. Troopers said Thursday morning that impairment is not suspected to be a factor in the crash. The at-fault driver was checked out for minor leg injuries, but the other driver died at the scene and hasn’t been identified.

Cleanup efforts lasted hours as one of the trucks was carrying lemon juice, which spilled across the freeway. The investigation is ongoing. No other information has been released.