Crash involving multiple semi-trucks creates traffic nightmare on eastbound I-10 in Chandler
CHANDLER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) –- Two crashes involving multiple vehicles closed eastbound Interstate 10 for hours near Queen Creek road in Chandler early Thursday morning. According to the Department of Public Safety, around 3:30 a.m., there was a semi-truck fire on the I-10 near Riggs Road. DPS was in the process of clearing up the area when the driver of a semi-truck pulling a car hauler trailer didn’t notice traffic was slowing and crashed into three semi-trucks near the Queen Creek Road exit.
DPS says there are no serious injuries but the freeway was closed for hours due to the amount of diesel fuel that spilled and debris from the four semis. After the cleanup, the eastbound side was reopened. The westbound lanes were not affected.
About three hours later, another fiery crash killed five people just south of Chandler Boulevard, also on eastbound I-10. Investigators believe the traffic from this crash may have led to the deadly one. Click/tap here for updates on that crash.
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