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Jul 4, 2014 3:00 PM by Scott Oathout

I-10 closed in both directions near Cortaro Road due to fatal accident

TUCSON- A fatal multi-vehicle accident has shut down eastbound I-10 near Cortaro Road.

DPS says four vehicles were involved in the accident.

Northwest Fire Captain Adam Goldberg says a tractor-trailer crossed the median and struck the other vehicles. The driver of the tractor-trailer died in the accident.

A driver in another tractor-trailer was transported to the hospital with serious conditions, Goldberg said.

A third man driving a small moving truck was transported to the hospital with minor injuries, Goldberg said.

Arizona Department of Transportation says eastbound I-10 is closed at Avra Valley Road. Westbound I-10 has reopened, however some lane restrictions remain in place.

Drivers should expect significant delays in the area.

(Photo courtesy of @GreenieGrl)

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