BUCKEYE, Ariz. (KSAZ) - Authorities say one person is dead after two semi-trucks crashed and burst into flames on State Route 85 in Buckeye.
Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say the driver of one of the big rigs was declared dead at the scene of Thursday's crash. They say the other driver suffered minor injuries.
The names of the two drivers weren't immediately released.
According to DPS officials, the two semi-trucks collided about 11:45 a.m., but the cause of the crash remains unclear.
They say neither of the trucks was carrying hazardous materials.
Northbound SR 85 at Baseline Road re-opened just before 5:00 p.m.
>>VIDEO from the scene: facebook.com/FOX10Phoenix/videos/1368164013232142
SR85 NB closed from Baseline to Broadway for two semi's that crashed and caught fire. pic.twitter.com/0z296cVvNd— Buckeye Valley Fire (@BvfdAz) May 11, 2017
#BuckeyeValley **** ALERT! SOUTHERN / SR 85. COLLISION WITH SEMI FIRE. CLOSURES AND TRAFFIC CONTROL EXPECTED AS THIS INCIDENT IS A FATAL.— Gil Estrada (@PhxTrafficAlert) May 11, 2017
The Associated Press contributed to this report.