ADOT: Westbound I-10 open again after crash west of Willcox
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.
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.
No additional information was immediately available.
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