PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Due to strong winds Wednesday night, several crashes occurred on Interstate 10, causing at least one death.

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the crashes happened in both directions of I-10, west of Tonopah.

DPS said they learned that six commercial trucks pulling box trailers rolled over on I-10, in the area of mileposts 83 and 84, because of strong winds.

Two of the trucks rolled over on the westbound side while four rolled over on the eastbound side, DPS said.

DPS noted that it was also raining at the time of the crashes.

One commercial truck driver, identified as 69-year-old Ronald Huff of Oregon, died and another was injured in two of the crashes. The other four commercial truck drivers were unharmed. 

The eastbound I-10 lanes along with the left lane of WB I-10 near milepost 83 were closed due to the crashes.

All lanes have since reopened. 

 


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