Sep 9, 2013 11:52 AM by Brian White

Multiple accidents along I-10 between Tucson and Benson

Four separate crashes on westbound I-10 at mile post 285 is causing a one mile back-up.

The first accident occurred around 8 a.m., according to the Department of Public Safety.

A Chevrolet pick-up truck lost control and skidded into the median, according to DPS. The driver and only occupant was taken to the hospital with head injuries.

A short time later, a woman driving a Nissan sedan lost control and skidded into the Chevy pick-up truck in the median. Two females in that vehicle were taken to the hospital, a DPS spokesperson said.

The third crash happened after an ADOT worker stopped to help with the first crash, DPS said. The crew member had gotten out of the truck when a Chevy SUV lost control and hit it.

Then, a Buick sedan lost control and skidded into a ditch, came back up, and hit the ADOT truck.

Rincon Valley Fire and DPS are on scene and in the process of clearing the road

Traffic backed up 1 mile and only one lane is open.

Here are the latest reports from the Arizona Dept. of Transportation on Twitter:

  • In #Tucson, watch for crews responding to a rollover crash on I-10 West near Haughton Road.
  • Heavy rain on I-10 in the #Tucson area, from east of SR 83 all the way to Marana.
  • Another rollover on I-10 West between #Tucson and #Benson. Heavy rain, low visibility. Good day to leave early, drive slow.
  • I-10 West: We have our 3rd and 4th rollover crashes between #Benson and #Tucson. Heavy rain, low visibility. Please, go slow.
  • #Tucson: I-10 East at Sunset, there is a crash off left.
  • First good news for I-10 East in southern Arizona, the right lane has reopened at mile 285, about 5 miles east of Tucson.
  • I-10 east of Tucson, crashes in both directions at mile 292, east of Tucson, have been moved to the median.

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