2 dead after fiery semi-truck crash on I-10 near Chandler Blvd, DPS says

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — The Arizona Department of Public Safety confirms to Arizona’s Family that multiple people are dead after another semi-truck crash occurred on Interstate 10 in Phoenix early Thursday morning.

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Initial reports on the crash began just after 6:10 a.m. just east of Chandler Boulevard, near the Loop 202 Santan Freeway interchange. DPS troopers confirmed that two people died as a result of the wreck. Video from traffic cameras in the area showed a fiery scene with a semi-truck and a passenger car completely destroyed.

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The crash marked the third wreck involving a semi in less than 6 hours on I-10. Two separate crashes had shut down the freeway a few miles away at Queen Creek Road. In the first, a tractor-trailer had caught fire near Riggs Road when DPS says another semi-truck driver with a car-hauler crashed into three other semi-trucks. No one was seriously injured in those other crashes, but extensive traffic backups began just in time for the morning commute.

DPS troopers say a large amount of diesel was spilled onto the road mixed in with the debris from all four semis. At this time, it appears that this latest crash was a result of those earlier incidents. Arizona’s Family has multiple crews at both crash sites.

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