One man died and two other people were injured Friday morning when a moving van crossed the median on Interstate 10 and hit a car and a tractor-trailer.
A 41-year-old California man was killed in the crash that occurred at about 11:45 a.m.
Freeway travel between Cortaro Farms Road and Twin Peaks Road is expected to remain restricted at least until 5 p.m. Currently two traffic lanes in each direction on Interstate 10 are open.
The man who died was driving a moving truck westbound when he “lost control” and went off the right side of the interstate before over-correcting, swerving across westbound lanes, and crashing through two sets of median cable barriers, said Officer Carrick Cook, a spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
The moving truck entered the eastbound traffic lanes and simultaneously struck a red passenger car and a tractor-trailer, Cook said.
The driver of the moving truck was dead at the scene.
The 64-year-old woman driving the car and the 51-year-old man driving the semi-truck both were taken by ambulances to the University of Arizona Medical Center, Cook said. The woman was treated for leg and neck injuries and released. The man was admitted to the hospital with head injuries.
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