The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has provided more information on an extended interstate closure at the New Mexico state line caused by a semi truck crash on Wednesday morning.
ADOT says that crews are working to temporarily repair damage to the US 191 overpass structure just west of Willcox at milepost 331 on westbound I-10.
The repairs began Wednesday afternoon and are expected to take 48 hours, meaning I-10 west will likely remain closed into Friday afternoon.
The interstate closure comes following a single vehicle collision that occurred shortly after midnight on May 3.
“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.
AZDPS says that they are still working to identify the truck driver and trucking company involved in the crash.
ADOT provided the following detour information for the I-10 west closure:
- west on Business 10 from Exit 344 (Haskell Road) into Willcox;
- southeast on State Route 186 (Maley Street);
- south on Kansas Settlement Road;
- south on US 191 to McNeal;
- west on Davis Road to SR 80 in Tombstone;
- north on SR 80 to SR 82;
- west on SR 82 to SR 90 in Whetstone; and
- north on SR 90 to I-10 Benson.
You can visit az511.gov for the latest travel information from ADOT.