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Two dead after series of semi truck crashes plagues I-10 in Arizona 


At least two people are dead after a series of crashes involving multiple semi trucks plagued Interstate 10 in Arizona. 

The crashes happened on Thursday morning, January 12th along Interstate 10 in and around Chandler, Arizona. 

According to AZ Family, the morning of crashes began with a semi truck fire on Interstate 10 near Riggs Road at around 3:30 a.m. DPs was in the process of clearing the area when a car hauler didn’t slow for traffic stopped due to the fire and crashed into three other tractor trailers near the Queen Creek Road exit. 

The incident spilled a large amount of diesel fuel and debris all over the roadway, which was closed for cleanup of the incident. No one was seriously hurt. 

As crews worked to clean up the truck fire and subsequent crash, a third wreck involving a semi truck and a passenger car occurred on Interstate 10 east of Chandler Boulevard. Two people died in the wreck. It is unclear if they were in the semi truck or the car, reported AZ Family.

Officials believe that the third crash was a result of the previous wrecks and traffic. No further information has been released.


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