Westbound Interstate-40 was closed Thursday morning after a fatal accident involving a semi-truck and a pickup truck. DPS says the crash happened just after 7 a.m. at the I-40, I-17 interchange. The crash was just past the off ramps, so the connection to southbound I-17 and northbound onto Milton Road in Flagstaff stayed open, however traffic was backed up during the closure. One person was killed and others were injured in the collision. There’s no word on what caused the accident. It remains under investigation. The highway was closed for about three hours as crews and emergency personnel tended to the accident.
May 07 2021