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