Wreck forces detour off eastbound I-10 in western Arizona

Posted: Oct 06 2017 09:34AM MST

Video Posted: Oct 06 2017 05:18PM MST

Updated: Oct 06 2017 05:20PM MST

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say eastbound traffic on Interstate 10 is being detoured onto another highway in western Arizona because of a serious wreck into two big rigs.

The wreck occurred Friday morning 77 miles (124 kilometers) east of the Arizona-California line, and the Arizona Department of Transportation says drivers should exit I-10 at U.S. 60 and take that highway through Wickenburg to reach Phoenix.

Closeup of mangled semi-truck cab. DPS says fortunate two drivers inside weren’t killed. Accident AZ EB I-10 milepost 77#Fox10Phoenix pic.twitter.com/pEVMfPOU1A

— Steve Krafft Fox 10 (@SKrafftFox10) October 6, 2017

I-10 update: The EB closure is now from Vicksburg Road (mile 45) to the crash at mile 77.
Alt routes include US 60 thru Wickenburg. pic.twitter.com/zNTYKODRt0

— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) October 6, 2017

>>Skyfox video from the scene: https://www.facebook.com/FOX10Phoenix/videos/1529617820420093/



There was no immediate indication how long the closure and detour would last.

State Department of Public Safety spokesman Quentin Mehr says preliminary information indicates the wreck was a collision between two tractor-trailer rigs.

E/B I-10 MP 77 injury collision involving two semis. E/B I-10 closed and traffic taken off onto US 60. pic.twitter.com/Hk5u5z3x0n

— Dept. Public Safety (@Arizona_DPS) October 6, 2017

Mehr says crews extracted two people who appeared to be seriously injured.

Westbound I-10 is unaffected.

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