ADOT: Westbound I-10 open again after crash west of Willcox

I-10 was closed at the US 191 interchange west of Willcox, Arizona, after a deadly crash...
Westbound traffic on I-10 is being detoured because of a deadly crash west of Willcox, Arizona, Wednesday morning, May 3.(Arizona Department of Public Safety)
Published: May. 3, 2023 at 5:37 AM MST|Updated: May. 4, 2023 at 5:25 PM MST
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WILLCOX, Ariz. (13 News) - The Arizona Department of Transportation on Friday, May 5, reopened westbound I-10 in southeastern Arizona, where a tractor-trailer crash damaged the US 191 overpass just west of Willcox.

The highway had been closed at Roadforks, New Mexico, forcing westbound drivers to detour through Douglas before rejoining I-10 at Benson. The detour allowed ADOT crews to make temporary repairs to the bridge damaged in the crash early Wednesday, May 3.

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the crash happened at 12:03 a.m. at milepost 331 at the interchange with US 191 south.

A tractor-trailer ran off the right side of the roadway, struck a guardrail and hit a pillar for the US 191 overpass.

The truck became fully engulfed in fire and damaged the bridge. There are no hazardous materials associated with this collision.

The US 191 overpass on I-10 west of Willcox, Arizona, was damaged in a deadly crash Wednesday,...
The US 191 overpass on I-10 west of Willcox, Arizona, was damaged in a deadly crash Wednesday, May 3.(Arizona Department of Transportation)

US 191 remains closed at I-10 west of Willcox.

Investigators have not yet identified the driver nor the trucking company because of the fire.

Inspectors will check the safety of the overpass where the crash happened.
The overpass was damaged in the crash on Wednesday, May 3.(KOLD News 13)

No additional information was immediately available.

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