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E/B I-10 re-opens 20 miles W of Phoenix

E/B I-10 re-opens 20 miles W of Phoenix

CREATED Nov. 21, 2012

Web Producer: Mekita Rivas

 

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 have re-opened about 20 miles west of downtown Phoenix after being closed for about 12 hours.

The interstate was closed when a sedan driver was arguing with his passenger crashed and a pair of semi-trucks crashed in the backup. One of the trucks caught fire, killing the driver.

Arizona Department of Public Safety Sgt. Jason Yeager tells KTVK-TV the man driving the sedan was arguing with a woman passenger and hit another vehicle at high speed, which caused the sedan to roll.

The closure in the Buckeye area caused miles-long backups as drivers detoured to surface roads to get around the wrecks.

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