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UPDATE: Two dead, multiple injuries following crash on I-10 near Casa Grande

Traffic was backed up behind the closure on I-10 headed out of Casa Grande to Phoenix.
Traffic was backed up behind the closure on I-10 headed out of Casa Grande to Phoenix.(ADOT)
Published: Oct. 6, 2021 at 1:10 PM MST|Updated: Oct. 6, 2021 at 3:27 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - According to Arizona DPS, two people have died following a crash on I-10 near Casa Grande.

A commercial truck traveled across the median into oncoming traffic and collided with two commercial trucks and several passenger vehicles, causing them to roll over.

The commercial truck that traveled across the median caught on fire after the collision.

Several people with injuries were flown out by helicopter and transported by ground to hospitals.

Heartbreaking video shows moments after the collision:

State troopers maintained traffic restrictions in the area for several hours while they investigated the collision.

I-10 westbound was closed at Milepost 188 north of Casa Grande and eastbound I-10 was restricted to two lanes. The highway reopened at about 10:30 p.m.

Drivers heading to Phoenix could detour on I-8 west to SR 347 north, or SR 87 north of Riggs Road west to get back on the I-10.

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