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1 person killed after high winds topple six semi-trucks near Tonopah, DPS says

Posted at 8:52 PM, Sep 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-05 21:15:20-04

TONOPAH, AZ — Arizona Department of Transportation officials say strong winds caused multiple crashes on Interstate 10 west of Tonapah Wednesday night.

Department of Public Safety officials said six commercial trucks pulling box trailers rolled over on I-10 overnight. Officials said two rolled over on the westbound side and two rolled over on the eastbound side.

The National Weather Service said downburst wind gusts in the area were between 50 and 70 miles per hour.

One male driver was killed and another driver sustained a minor injuries, according to DPS. Authorities and family members say the man who died was 69-year-old Ronald Huff.

Both eastbound and westbound lanes were effected by the rollovers. As of 5:00 a.m., both lanes reopened.