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.

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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Police: 5 killed in crash involving a semi-truck on I-10 in Arizona

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

The Arizona Republic reports (http://goo.gl/0vXF5Q) 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, Arizona

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.


Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com

3 killed in crash on I-10 near Picacho

Three people were killed in a crash on Interstate 10 near Picacho Saturday evening.

An Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman did not provide any additional information Saturday night.

The crash occurred near milepost 213, about two miles east of Arizona 84, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Eastbound I-10 was still closed Saturday night. For the most current information about highway closures and restrictions statewide, see ADOT’s Travel Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow it on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 5-1-1.

3 killed in crash on I-10 near Picacho NW of Tucson

Three people were killed in a crash on Interstate 10 near Picacho Saturday evening and eastbound lanes remain closed.

An Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman did not know when the roadway would reopen.

The crash occurred near milepost 213, about two miles east of State Route 84, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Drivers should consider delaying travel or taking an alternate route. Phoenix drivers headed to Tucson may take State Route 87 (Country Club) south to State Route 287 south to State Route 79 south to State Route 77 south into the Tucson area.

For the most current information about highway closures and restrictions statewide, visit ADOT’s Travel Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow it on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 5-1-1.

Crash closes eastbound I-10 near Picacho Peak

Three people were killed in a crash on Interstate 10 near Picacho Saturday evening and eastbound lanes remain closed.

An Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman did not know when the roadway would reopen.

The crash occurred near milepost 213, about two miles east of State Route 84, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Drivers should consider delaying travel or taking an alternate route. Phoenix drivers headed to Tucson may take State Route 87 (Country Club) south to State Route 287 south to State Route 79 south to State Route 77 south into the Tucson area.

For the most current information about highway closures and restrictions statewide, visit ADOT’s Travel Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow it on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 5-1-1.

Highway Patrol launches 3-day ‘I-10 Challenge’

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Posted: Friday, March 28, 2014 2:45 pm

Highway Patrol launches 3-day ‘I-10 Challenge’

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The Florida Highway Patrol is conducting an intensified enforcement effort on Interstate 10 in an effort to keep the roadways safe and fatality-free today through March 30.


All seven counties that line Interstate 10 in Troop A along the panhandle (Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Jackson), will be participating in an intensified enforcement effort called “I-10 Challenge.”

FHP will concentrate efforts on I-10, proactively enforcing traffic and criminal laws.

During the three day period, the Florida Highway Patrol will conduct special details on I-10. The details will focus on distracted driving. In addition, troopers will be checking for aggressive drivers, speeders, seat belt use, and commercial vehicle safety. While these focus areas are something the Patrol does every day, this is an intensified effort to reduce crashes and injuries on Interstate 10 in Troop A.

The Patrol offers the following tip for safe travels on the roads, whether going a long distance or a short drive:

• Buckle up. A seatbelt is your vehicle’s most important safety feature;

• Obey all speed limits;

• Drive sober and alert;

• Eliminate driver distractions such as texting, talking on the phone, adjusting the stereo, etc. Anything that can take your eyes off the road, even a second, can lead to a crash.

• Get plenty of rest before setting out on a long trip and allow plenty of time to reach your destination;

• Take steps before you leave to prepare your vehicle for the trip i.e. checking tire pressure/condition and fluid levels.

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Check FDOT’s 511 Traffic Service Before Heading To Springtime Tallahassee





News Release: Florida Department of Transportation

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) encourages travelers heading to the 46th Annual Springtime Tallahassee this Saturday to use the 511 Traveler Information System before hitting the road. 511 allows travelers to stay up-to-date on crashes, congestion, construction and more on all of Florida’s interstates, including I-10, toll roads and other major metropolitan roadways.

More than 200,000 people are expected to attend the festivities downtown throughout the day. Drivers should be prepared for increased congestion on I-10 near the Monroe Street, Thomasville Highway and Mahan Drive (US-90 East) interchanges.

There are four convenient ways for motorists to receive traffic updates:

  • Call 511 toll free for updates in English and Spanish.
  • Visit FL511.com for interactive roadway maps showing traffic congestion and crashes, travel times and traffic camera views.
  • Download the free Florida 511 mobile app available on Google Play and iTunes.
  • Follow one of the 12 statewide, regional or roadway-specific feeds on Twitter, including @FL511_Panhandl and @FL511_I10.

FDOT reminds all travelers to check 511 before hitting the road, have a passenger check 511 while driving or pull over to avoid distracted driving.

Safety Tips

  • Check 511 before hitting the road, have a passenger check 511 while driving or pull over to avoid distracted driving.
  • Customize your trip at FL511.com before leaving to minimize time spent on the phone.
  • Always wear a safety belt.
  • Don’t drink and drive.

Florida 511 Features

  • Traffic information on all interstate highways, toll roads and many other metropolitan roadways.
  • Commuter travel times and reports on crashes, congestion and construction.
  • Public transit, airport and seaport information.
  • AMBER, Silver and LEO Alerts (America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response (AMBER) Alerts notify the public of the most serious child-abduction cases. Silver Alerts notify the public when law enforcement agencies are searching for missing adults or citizens with cognitive impairments, including Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Alerts notify the public when law enforcement officers are searching for an offender(s) who has seriously injured or killed a law enforcement officer.)
  • FL511.com provides travel information, traffic camera views and free personalized services, including customized travel routes and email, text and phone call alerts.
  • Voice-activated and touch-tone navigation available when calling 511.
  • The 511 phone call and FL511.com website are available in English and Spanish.

I-10 wreck leaves one with minor injuries

CHIPLEY — A single vehicular crash involving a tractor-trailer on Interstate 10 at Mile Marker 118 this morning caused minor injuries for the driver and hours of traffic delays.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol a 2007 Freight Tractor-Trailer loaded with topsoil and mulch was headed westbound on Interstate 10 and traveled partially on the north shoulder.

The driver, Thomas Lee Cook, Jr., 48, of Old Town, then over corrected, causing the vehicle to travel partially into the median and Cook over corrected again, striking a guardrail and overturning, spilling its contents onto the roadway and causing minor traffic delays for westbound traffic on Interstate 10, according to the report.

Cook was transported to Northwest Florida Hospital with minor injuries.

Deming man killed in I-10 crash

A local Deming man was killed early Wednesday morning in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 10, at about mile-marker 48, located 26 miles east of Lordsburg.

According to a New Mexico Department of Public Safety report, at 6:30 a.m., Donald Shay, 75, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet pickup when a tractor trailer rig rear-ended Shay’s vehicle. The impact caused Shay to veer off the roadway.

The tractor trailer then struck another trailer before all vehicles came to a stop.

Shay was pronounced dead at the scene.

The official cause of death will not be known until an autopsy is performed, according to Sgt. Damyan Brown of the New Mexico State Police.

The driver of the second tractor trailer was transported to a local hospital with non-threatening injuries.

The driver who was at fault, and caused the crash, was uninjured. He was cited for careless driving.

It was determined driver inattention was the factor in the crash.

Elena Ruiz may be reached at (575)546-2611 (ext. 2608.)