Authorities in Arizona have confirmed that two people were killed in a major crash near Casa Grande, Arizona, on Wednesday.
Yesterday’s crash occurred on westbound I-10 near mile marker 188, north of Casa Grande.
2 DEAD AFTER I-10 CRASH: FOX 10 viewer Keanan Lopez captured stunning photos of a fiery crash on I-10 Wednesday near Casa Grande. As of 8:30 p.m., westbound lanes on the highway remain closed, ADOT says.
— FOX 10 Phoenix (@FOX10Phoenix) October 7, 2021
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS), a semi truck traveling in the eastbound lanes crossed over the dirt median into westbound traffic, where it struck two other commercial vehicles and multiple passenger vehicles.
A commercial truck traveled across the median into oncoming traffic and collided with two commercial trucks and several passenger vehicles, resulting in two fatalities and multiple injuries. #AZTroopers https://t.co/we72JCVEdz
— Dept. of Public Safety (@Arizona_DPS) October 6, 2021
The truck that crossed over into westbound traffic caught fire after the crash.
Police have confirmed that two people were killed. Several others were taken to the hospital for treatment of various injuries.
Authorities have not released the identities of the people who passed away in the crash.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
The crash closed lanes on I-10 for hours, resulting in heavy traffic backups. All lanes have since reopened.