CASA GRANDE, AZ — Authorities are investigating after a wrong-way crash killed two people near Picacho Peak Wednesday afternoon.
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the incident happened at milepost 222 at 3:53 p.m.
I-10 EB is closed as troopers investigate a wrong-way fatal collision at milepost 222. All traffic must exit at Picacho Peak (exit 219). Please delay travel or seek an alternate route. #AZTroopers #CourteousVigilance pic.twitter.com/gHMft3vAMT— Dept. of Public Safety (@Arizona_DPS) September 15, 2021
The area reopened around 9:20 p.m after being closed for several hours.
*I-10 EB CLOSURE UPDATE*— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) September 16, 2021
The freeway has REOPENED at Picacho Peak Road (mp 219). There may be a heavy backup in the area; please be patient while it clears.
Check your route before heading out with the AZ 511 and ADOT Alerts apps: https://t.co/kUvoqCy8V0#AzTraffic pic.twitter.com/PSS4ppSPQh
The cause of the crash is under investigation.