DPS: 1 dead in crash involving car hauler on I-17 near Pioneer Road

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Posted at 4:17 AM, Aug 30, 2021

One person is dead after a crash involving a car hauler trailer along Interstate 17 just north of the Valley.

Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say the crash occurred around 3:30 a.m. Monday along northbound I-17 near Pioneer Road.

Investigators learned a Dodge pickup truck was traveling northbound hauling a trailer loaded with five used vehicles. For an unknown reason, the truck drifted off the roadway and into a culvert, colliding with a concrete wall.

The impact of the crash broke the hitch of the trailer, causing it to move forward and crushed the cab of the truck. Two of the vehicles on the trailer came off of the trailer, with one landing on the hood of the pickup truck.

The driver of the truck, 31-year-old Alvaro Casadiego of Miami, Florida, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 20-month-old boy was pulled from the truck with only cuts and scrapes.