1 dead, several injured in I-10 bus crash near Casa Grande - East Valley Tribune: Public Safety

1 dead, several injured in I-10 bus crash near Casa Grande

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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 3:51 pm

CASA GRANDE - Authorities say a person is dead and several are hurt in a bus crash Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 10 near Casa Grande.

According to Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Carrick Cook, the three-vehicle collision happened on westbound Interstate 10 at Jimmie Kerr Boulevard around 2:30 p.m.

A male driver in a pickup truck was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes, DPS said.

He drove head first into a passenger bus and has died, DPS said.

The driver of the passenger bus and another passenger of the bus are reportedly in critical condition. Sixteen people were on board the bus at the time of the crash, and crews are tending to numerous injuries, according to DPS.

A Fry's Food Store semi truck was also somehow involved.

Air15 video showed the pickup truck charred in the median.

The westbound lanes will be closed until around 7 p.m., Cook said.

ABC15 is headed to the scene. Stay with abc15.com for updates.

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