KINGMAN, Ariz. - Eastbound Interstate 40 has reopened in northwestern Arizona near the California line after being closed several hours following a fatal crash.
Trooper Kameron Lee of the Arizona Department of Public Safety says a box truck's driver was killed when the vehicle rear-ended a tractor-trailer rig.
The wreck occurred shortly after 2:00 a.m. Friday about halfway between the state line and Kingman.
The Arizona Department of Transportation says the highway was reopened at about 5:30 a.m.
Photos provided by DPS showed that the impact smashed in the box truck's cab.
The driver's name has not been released.
Westbound lanes remained open.
I-40 eastbound at milepost 23: Both lanes are now open. The earlier backup has cleared. Expect some slowing as crash response continues. pic.twitter.com/AwLIRiqjWL— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) February 24, 2017
One lane of I-40 eastbound has reopened. The road will be narrowed to 1 lane for a couple hours. https://t.co/i4dgeIQEsN— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) February 24, 2017
CLOSED: I-40 eastbound at milepost 23. An extended closure is expected this morning. pic.twitter.com/23Im6x8AhQ— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) February 24, 2017
The Associated Press contributed to this report.