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I-10 fully reopens in Arizona following fatal big rig crash into bridge pillar


All lanes of I-10 at the New Mexico state line are now open following an extended closure caused by a crash, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT).

Around 5 a.m. on Friday, May 5, ADOT announced that westbound I-10 west of Willcox is fully reopened after crews finished repairs to the US 191 overpass structure.

The interstate has been closed all week due to a semi truck collision that occurred shortly after midnight on May 3 just west of Willcox at mile marker 331 on westbound I-10.

“For unknown reasons, a tractor-trailer traveled off of the right side of the roadway, struck a guardrail, and collided with a support pillar for the overpass at US 191. The tractor-trailer was fully engulfed in flames, and the overpass pillar buckled,” Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) officials said.

The truck driver passed away at the scene.


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