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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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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Family member speaks about deadly I-10 crash

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A devastating weekend for one valley father, his 3 children, mother, and sister were all killed in a car crash on the I-10.
    
The crash happened on Saturday just north of Picacho Peak.

Investigators say the driver of a pickup truck lost control, crossed the median, and crashed into oncoming traffic.

The fathers name is Larry Curley. The crash killed his mom Shelly Blackmore, his sister Danielle, his three kids; son Tyler, age 12, 9 year old Kayla, and 7 year old Breanna.

His dad Tracy Blackmore remains in the hospital and is recovering.

Curley’s family, except his dad, all died in a horrific crash on I-10 north of Picacho Peak.

DPS officers say Larry’s father Tracy Blackmore was driving a Ford F-250 pickup truck when it lost a tire. The truck then crossed the median and was hit by a semi and another car.

“You know my dad always works on the truck and had brand new tires on that vehicle,” said Larry Curley.
 
“We are a very safe family and always wear seat belts, but because of that high impact,” he said.
 
It is an almost unimaginable loss. “I mean I am not burying one of them, I am burying my whole family,” he said.
 
Larry is grateful for those who tried to save their lives.  “I do know that there are a lot of people out there helping and I wanted to tell them thank you,” said Curley.

Curley plans to set up a bank account at Bank of America to help with funeral costs for the Blackmore-Curley family.

Police: 5 Killed In Semi-Truck Crash On I-10

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

The Arizona Republic reports 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 said the driver, Tracy Blackmore, was taken to a Phoenix hospital with serious injuries.

Police said 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 said the man driving the semi-truck suffered minor injuries.

2 women, 3 children killed in crash on I-10

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ELOY, Ariz. — Five people were killed after a collision involving three vehicles that occurred along eastbound Interstate 10 north of Picacho Peak, at milepost 213, according to Raul Garcia with the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

A Ford F-250 pickup truck was traveling in the westbound lanes when the front left tire tread separated. 

The driver lost control of the pickup and it traveled left across the depressed dirt median. It then entered the eastbound traffic lanes of Interstate 10 where it collided at an angle with a semi truck. A third vehicle, a passenger car, then struck the pickup truck.

The driver of the pickup truck, 47-year-old Tracy William Blackmore, of Gilbert, was airlifted to Maricopa Medical Center with serious injuries.

The remaining five passengers in the pickup truck, two women and three children, were pronounced deceased on scene. The women are Tracy Blackmore’s 49-year-old wife, Shelly Renee Blackmore, and their 20-year-old pregnant daughter, Danielle Blackmore, both of Gilbert. The children are the married couple’s grandkids, 12-year-old Tyler, 9-year-old Kayla and 7-year-old Briana, all of Gilbert.

Larry Blackmore, the children’s father and the couple’s oldest son, said the family was driving back to the Valley after a day trip to Tucson.

According to DPS, all five passengers were wearing seatbelts but were still ejected from the pickup truck.

The driver of the semi truck sustained minor injuries and was transported by ground from the scene to Casa Grande Regional Hospital and then transferred to Chandler Regional Hospital.  The other person in the semi truck was not injured. 

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

The right lanes of eastbound Interstate 10 have reopened near Picacho Peak, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The left lane of the freeway remains closed at milepost 213, about two mile east of State Route 87. There is no indication at this time when the left lane will reopen. Delays remain possible in the area.

Three children & two adults killed in I-10 crash

Three children and two adults were killed Saturday evening in a three-vehicle crash on I-10 near Picacho Peak.

The Department of Public Safety says a Ford F250 pickup truck lost a tired as it was heading west down I-10 north of Picacho Peak.  The driver lost control, veered into the eastbound lanes of the highway, and crashed into a tractor-trailer that was hauling a semi trailer.  A third vehicle, a passenger car, then collided with the pickup truck.

The victims in the Ford pickup were pronounced dead at the scene.  DPS has identified the two adults as Shelly Renee Blackmore, 49, and Danielle Blackmore, 20, both of Gilbert.  Two of the children were 12 years old and one of them was 8 years old, and they also lived in Gilbert.  Their names have not been released.

The driver of the pickup, 47-year-old Tracy Blackmore of Gilbert, was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

DPS: 5 killed in Interstate 10 crash near Picacho Peak – ABC15.com (KNXV

ELOY, AZ – Five people, including three children, were killed Saturday evening in a multivehicle crash along Interstate 10.

A Ford F250 pickup truck was traveling westbound along Interstate 10 north of Picacho Peak when the tire tread separated causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle, according to Raul Garcia, spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

He said the pickup truck entered the eastbound lanes of the I-10 and collided with a commercial truck tractor, which was also pulling a semi trailer.

A third vehicle also collided with the pickup truck, he said.

Two woman and three children–an 8-year-old and two 12-year-olds–within the Ford pickup were pronounced dead at the scene, according to Garcia. The driver of the pickup was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Police identified the adult victims as Shelly Renee Blackmore, 49, of Gilbert, and Danielle Blackmore, 20, of Gilbert.

The driver of the pickup was identified as Tracy William Blackmore.

The driver of the commercial vehicle was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. His co-driver was not injured in the crash, he said.

The occupants of the third vehicle were not injured.

Eastbound Interstate 10 near Picaho Peak was closed Saturday evening at 6: 25 p.m. and reopened Sunday morning.

No other details were released.

2 women, 3 kids from Gilbert killed in I-10 crash

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Five people are dead after an overnight collision involving three vehicles occurred along eastbound I-10 north of Picacho Peak, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said.

The victims, all from Gilbert, were identified as:

  • Shelly Renee Blackmore, 49.
  • Danielle Blackmore, 20.
  • Three children, two of them 12 years old and an 8-year-old.

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 a commercial truck tractor pulling a semi trailer, Garcia said. 

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

Blackmore was airlifted from the scene with serious injuries. The remaining five passengers traveling in the pickup truck were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the commercial truck tractor 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 commercial truck tractor was not injured.

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

The right lanes of eastbound I-10 have reopened near Picacho Peak following the overnight fatal crash, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.  

The left lane of the freeway remains closed at milepost 213, about two mile east of State Route 87. There is no indication at this time when the left lane will reopen. Delays remain possible in the area.

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