4 vehicles involved in I-10 rollover

THE NO REFUSAL PROGRAM BEGINS TODAY AND WILL RUN THROUGH SUNDAY. FOUR VEHICLES INVOLVED IN A CRASH THIS AFTERNOON ON THE NORTHWEST SIDE. NO WORD ON WHAT CAUSED THIS CRASH, BUT ONE VEHICLE ENDED UP ROLLING OVER SEVERAL TIMES NEAR HILDEBRAND AND I-10. ANOTHER VEHICLE INVOLVED RAN FROM THE SCENE. THE DRIVER IN THE VEHICLE THAT ROLLED OVER WAS TRANSPORTED TO A NEARBY HOSPITAL. NO WORD ON THEIR CONDITION. A MOTHER AND BABY IN THE OTHER CAR WERE CHECKED OUT AT THE SCENE AND RELEASED. NO OTHER INJURIES.

Highway near heart of Phoenix reopened after crash

PHOENIX — A highway near the heart of Phoenix was reopened Thursday after being closed by a crash, the Arizona Department of Transportation said.

The southbound lanes of State Route 143 were closed at Interstate 10 by the crash for about an hour.

The collision blocked access to eastbound I-10 and 48th Street. Traffic was detoured to westbound I-10.

Northbound traffic was not affected by the crash.

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Eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 in Buckeye west of Phoenix now reopened after …

BUCKEYE, Arizona — The eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 have been reopened in Buckeye following a crash.

Arizona Department of Transportation officials say the lanes were closed Thursday morning at Miller Road.

Details on the accident haven’t been released.

Crash closes highway near heart of Phoenix

PHOENIX — A highway near the heart of Phoenix was reopened Thursday after being closed by a crash, the Arizona Department of Transportation said.

The southbound lanes of State Route 143 were closed at Interstate 10 by the crash for about an hour.

The collision blocked access to eastbound I-10 and 48th Street. Traffic was detoured to westbound I-10.

Northbound traffic was not affected by the crash.

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Accident closes I-10 East in Buckeye

BUCKEYE, Ariz. — Eastbound Interstate 10 in Buckeye has reopened after a crash Thursday.

The road had been shut down at Miller Road.

More details weren’t immediately available.

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Funeral set for Gilbert family killed in I-10 crash

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Funeral plans have been set for five members of a Gilbert family who were killed Saturday in a crash involving three vehicles along eastbound I-10 north of Picacho Peak.

Services will be held April 10 at Mission Community Church at 4450 E. Elliot Road. The time has not yet been announced.

The victims, all from Gilbert, are identified as:

  • Shelly Renee Blackmore, 49
  • Danielle Blackmore, 20
  • Tyler Curley, 12
  • Kayla Curley, 9
  • Breanna Curley, 7

A pickup truck driven by Tracy William Blackmore, 47, of Gilbert, was traveling westbound near milepost 213 when the front left tire tread separated, according to DPS spokesman Raul Garcia.

Blackmore lost control of the pickup, and it traveled left across the depressed dirt median and then entered the eastbound traffic lanes of I-10, where it collided at an angle with an 18-wheeler, Garcia said. 

A third vehicle, a passenger car, struck the pickup truck, Garcia said.

Tracy Blackmore was airlifted from the scene and is in critical condition at Maricopa Medical Center.

The remaining five passengers traveling in the pickup truck were pronounced dead at the scene.

On Monday, the father of the three children, who also lost his mother and sister in the crash, talked about his loss.

“I’m not burying one of them,” said Larry Curley, through tears. “I’m burying my whole family.”

Curley said his son Tyler loved baseball and his daughters, Kayla and Breanne, were cheerleaders.

“They were an absolutely beautiful family,” said Curley’s aunt, Kim Tricarico. “My sister (Shelly Blackmore) loved her grandbabies, his children.”

An account is being set up at Bank of America to help pay for the five funerals.

Starting Tuesday afternoon, donations can be made at any branch to the Blackmore and Curley Memorial Fund.

The driver of the 18-wheeler suffered minor injuries and was taken to Casa Grande Regional Hospital and transferred to Chandler Regional Hospital.

The co-driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.

The driver and passenger of the third vehicle were not hurt.

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Five killed in semi-truck crash on I-10

Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 1:00 am

Five killed in semi-truck crash on I-10

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The Arizona Department of Public Safety says five people have died in a crash involving a semi-truck on Interstate 10.


The Arizona Republic reported that the five, including three children, died Saturday evening after their pickup truck collided with a semi-truck.

DPS spokesman Sgt. Raul Garcia said 49-year-old Shelley Renee Blackmore and 20-year-old Danielle Blackmore were pronounced dead at the scene. Also killed were children ages 12, 12 and 8.

Garcia says the driver, Tracy Blackmore, was taken to a Phoenix hospital with serious injuries.

Police say all were from Gilbert, Ariz.

Authorities believe the tire tread on the front left tire separated, causing Tracy Blackmore to lose control of his truck northwest of Picacho Peak.

Garcia says the man driving the semi-truck suffered minor injuries.

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5 killed in I-10 semi crash at Picacho Peak

Posted: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 10:28 am

5 killed in I-10 semi crash at Picacho Peak

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PHOENIX — Five people died in a crash involving a semi-trailer on Interstate 10 near Picacho Peak Saturday evening.


The driver, Tracy Blackmore, was taken to a Phoenix hospital with serious injuries, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Blackmore was reportedly driving a pickup which collided with a semi-trailer.

DPS spokesman Sgt. Raul Garcia said 49-year-old Shelley Renee Blackmore and 20-year-old Danielle Blackmore were pronounced dead at the scene. Also killed were children ages 12, 12 and 8.

Police said all six people were from Gilbert.

Authorities believe the tread on the front left tire separated.

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Gilbert father loses family in I-10 accident

In almost an instant on Saturday, Lary Curley lost his three children and two women long considered to be his mother and sister when the truck they were riding in collided with a semi-truck on Interstate 10 near Picacho Peak.

Tyler Curley, 12, and Kayla and Brianna Curley, ages 9 and 7, died at the scene of the three-vehicle crash, as did 20-year-old Danielle Blackmore, according to Department of Public Safety spokesman Sgt. Raul Garcia. Shelley Renee Blackmore, 49, was taken to a hospital in Tucson, where she succombed to her injuries.

“I am burying my whole family,” Lary Curley said Monday.

Tracy William Blackmore, 47, the driver and husband, father and grandfather of those killed, was the only survivor inside the truck, Garcia said. Family members said Blackmore was in stable condition Monday and has been told about what happened.

The tragic day began in Tucson, where the close-knit family was taking the day to spend time together, Curley said. A week prior to the incident, the family had gone camping and Tyler had caught his first fish.

“They were a beautiful family, all three of his children were,” said Kim Tricarico, the children’s great-aunt said. “I watched them all grow up and prosper.”

Tyler loved playing baseball and the girls were both cheerleaders, Curley said as he pulled out family photos. The children were always smiling, he said, and loved spending time with their grandparents.

The family was traveling west on I-10 near Picacho Peak in a Ford F-250 pickup truck at about 6 p.m. Saturday when the tread on the driver’s-side front tire separated, causing Tracy Blackmore to lose control, Garcia said. The pickup veered across the median and into the eastbound lanes, where it collided at an angle with a semitruck carrying computer equipment and then was hit by a sedan.

Curley said Tracy Blackmore had worked with cars his entire life and recently replaced the tires to the truck. Car safety was paramount for the family and everyone always wore their seatbelts: it was a requirement.

“But because of the high impact…I was told they died instantly,” Curley said.

“I do know that there were a lot of people who were out there helping, and I want to tell them thank you.”

The semitruck’s driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital, but a passenger was not injured, Garcia said. No one in the sedan was hurt.

The family is asking the public to consider making a donation to the Blackmore and Curley Memorial Fund to any Bank of America.

Gilbert man lost 5 family members, including his 3 kids, in I-10 crash

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Five people returning to the Valley from a day trip to Tucson are dead after a crash, involving three vehicles along eastbound I-10 north of Picacho Peak on Saturday, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said.

The victims, all from Gilbert, are identified as:

  • Shelly Renee Blackmore, 49
  • Danielle Blackmore, 20
  • Tyler Curley, 12
  • Kayla Curley, 9
  • Breanna Curley, 7

A pickup truck driven by Tracy William Blackmore, 47, of Gilbert, was traveling westbound near Milepost 213 when the front left tire tread separated, according to DPS spokesman Raul Garcia.

Blackmore lost control of the pickup and it traveled left across the depressed dirt median and then entered the eastbound traffic lanes of I-10 where it collided at an angle with an 18-wheeler, Garcia said. 

A third vehicle, a passenger car, struck the pickup truck, Garcia said.

Tracy Blackmore was airlifted from the scene and is in critical condition at Maricopa Medical Center.

The remaining five passengers traveling in the pickup truck were pronounced dead at the scene.

On Monday, the father of the three children, who also lost his mother and sister in the crash, talked about his loss.

“I’m not burying one of them,” said Larry Curley, through tears. “I’m burying my whole family.”

Curley said his son Tyler loved baseball and his daughters, Kayla and Breanne, were cheerleaders.

“They were an absolutely beautiful family,” said Curley’s aunt, Kim Tricarico. “My sister (Shelly Blackmore) loved her grandbabies, his children.”

An account is being set up at Bank of America to help pay for the five funerals.

Starting Tuesday afternoon you can make a donation, at any branch, to the Blackmore and Curley Memorial Fund.

The driver of the 18-wheeler suffered minor injuries and was transported by ground from the scene to Casa Grande Regional Hospital and then transferred to Chandler Regional Hospital.

The co-driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.

The driver and passenger of the third vehicle were not hurt.

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