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Semi truck veers off Arizona interstate, plummets 30 feet to road below

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First responders in Arizona are responding to a serious Friday morning semi truck crash that left two people injured.

The crash occurred at 5:30 a.m. on Friday, July 28, near Flagstaff.

When the Ponderosa Fire Department (PFD) arrived on the scene, they found “a semi that had left the westbound lane of Interstate 40, plummeting over a 30 foot embankment and landing on Naval Observatory Road.”

The two occupants of the semi were transported to a hospital. One person suffered minor injuries while the other suffered “extensive” injuries.

Firefighters said that the truck was hauling large rolls of paper when the crash occurred.

“If you are traveling on westbound Interstate 40 near milepost 191, please watch for emergency and ADOT vehicles. We would like to thank our mutual aid partners, Flagstaff Fire Department, Guardian Medical Transport, Arizona Department of Public Safety, and Coconino County Sheriff’s Office,” PFD said.

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