TONOPAH, Ariz. — Arizona Fire and Medical Authority said one person died after two semi-trucks collided in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 in Tonopah Wednesday evening.
Authorities said one other person was evaluated on scene and refused medical treatment.
Officials said no hazardous materials were spilled, just lemon juice on the freeway.
The eastbound lanes of the freeway reopened around 5:20 a.m. Thursday morning.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
This is a developing story. Stay with 12News for updates.
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