Three people are dead after an SUV smashed into a tractor trailer while fleeing police in Arizona on Thursday.
The accident happened just before 9 a.m. in Picacho along Interstate 10.
According to ABC Family, a DPS officer attempted to stop an SUV traveling west on I-10, but the car sped off. Troopers pursued the SUV, and at some point the car crossed the center median, drove into the eastbound lanes, and slammed head-on into an oncoming semi truck.
The SUV was carrying 8 people at the time of the crash. Three were killed in the incident. Investigators believe that the SUV may have been involved in “attempted human smuggling activity.”
UPDATE: I-10 eastbound is now OPEN near Picacho.— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) April 22, 2022
The closure was due to an earlier crash at milepost 214.
The right lane is restricted at milepost 213. Westbound lanes are open.
Motorists should expect residual delays. pic.twitter.com/60pgVLGYso