DPS: Five hospitalized after rollover crash, fire on I-10

Posted at 1:41 PM, Jun 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-24 07:26:18-04

Five people were hospitalized after a rollover on I-10 Thursday afternoon.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety said an SUV rolled over on eastbound Interstate 10 near Elliot Road.

Crews arrived to the scene to find the SUV was on fire and the five people inside had managed to get away. Troopers said one person was ejected during the rollover.

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ADOT cameras showed heavy smoke and flames coming from the vehicle.

Two women, ages 27 and 56, were taken to the hospital in critical condition. Three pediatric patients were hospitalized for further evaluation of minor injuries.

Traffic in the area was backed up to State Route 143. Check traffic here.

ADOT said all eastbound lanes of I-10 reopened just after 2 p.m.