Family member speaks about deadly I-10 crash

PHOENIX (KSAZ) -

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.

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

Mississippi River Bridge crash in Baton Rouge leaves two dead – The Times

Two people are dead and one man has been arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated following a crash on the Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge early Sunday morning.

Johnny Galmon, 26, and Kandace Cox, 19, died in the crash at about 2:45 a.m. this morning, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.

They were in a vehicle that was traveling westbound on the bridge and was rear-ended by Derrick Matthews, a 38-year-old Baton Rouge resident. Matthews was arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide, vehicular negligent injuring, reckless operation, careless operation and driving while intoxicated (second offense).

Three other people — two from the vehicle that was rear-ended, and one from Matthews’ vehicle — were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

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

PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Five people returning to the Valley from a day trip to Tucson 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
  • Tyler, 12
  • Kayla, 9
  • Breanna, 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.

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.

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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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.

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

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

PHOENIX (CBS5) -

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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