I-10 reopens after deadly construction zone crash

Authorities are investigating a deadly crash in a construction zone that shut down Interstate 10 for several hours on May 18.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says the crash happened at around 1:30 a.m. along the westbound lanes of I-10 at Guadalupe Road when a semi-truck hit a construction lift vehicle.

"In the area of the collision the #1 and #2 lanes were closed for construction. A construction boom lift came out of the closure and crossed the #3 and #4 lanes trying to get to the right shoulder," DPS spokesman Bart Graves said. "A semi-truck struck the operator cage of the boom lift and threw the operator from the cage."

The victim, who worked for a subcontractor for the Arizona Department of Transportation, died at the hospital. His identity was not released.

The westbound lanes of I-10 have been reopened at Guadalupe Road.

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