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2 dead after truck crosses I-10 median near Casa Grande

The freeway's westbound lanes have closed due to a fiery collision north of Casa Grande.

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. — A fiery and deadly crash has closed off the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 near Casa Grande. 

The Arizona Department of Transportation said the incident which killed two people at the scene happened Wednesday morning near milepost 188, south of State Route 387. 

A commercial truck tractor was pulling an enclosed cargo trailer, traveled from the eastbound lane through the dirt median and into the westbound lanes, ultimately colliding with two commercial trucks, according to the Arizona Department of Safety. 

The truck that was at fault burst into flames after the collision, according to officials. The other two commercial trucks and several passenger vehicles rolled over.

According to officials, a passenger of one of the commercial vehicles and the driver of the truck that crossed the median died at the scene.

Several people with injuries were transported by helicopter or by ground to hospitals.

The eastbound I-10 is restricted to two lanes and the westbound I-10 is closed.

Below are stills taken by motorists the show clouds of dark smoke billowing from the site of the collision. 

Credit: William Pitts
Credit: Jamie Schulze

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