UPDATE: Driver injured in I-19 crash in Sahuarita
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - I-19 was closed in both directions early Wednesday, July 13, because of a crash in Sahuarita.
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the crash happened in the southbound lanes shortly before 3:45 a.m. The driver was trapped inside the cab of the tractor-trailer, which was leaking hazardous chemicals.
An unnamed special response unit cleaned up the spill, which was identified by DPS as “an environmentally solid hazard waste.”
The Arizona Department of Transportation said the wreck happened at kilometer marker 75. ADOT said the highway was closed in both directions with the southbound closure at Pima Mine Road and the northbound closure at Sahuarita Road.
The driver was eventually extricated and flown to a hospital in Tucson for treatment of serious injuries.
This highway was reopened at 10:12 a.m.
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