Two people have lost their lives while several other received injuries following a multi-vehicle pile-up on I-10 near Casa Grande.
The preliminary reports showed that a commercial truck drove across the median into oncoming traffic where it crashed into two commercial trucks and several passenger vehicles, causing them to flip over. The commercial truck that went across the median burst into flames due to the collision. On arrival, emergency crews airlifted several injured people via helicopter and through ground ambulances to hospitals.
The traffic will remain restricted in the area for several hours while crews work at the scene. Interstate 10 westbound is blocked at milepost 188 north of Casa Grande and eastbound I-10 is reduced to two lanes. Authorities have not provided any estimated time of reopening. Motorists can get to Phoenix from I-8 west to SR 347 north, or SR 87 north of Riggs Road west to get back on the I-10.
An investigation is underway.
October 7, 2021