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.

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