Two deadly crashes occur within hours on same section of I-10

Two deadly crashes occur within hours on same section of I-10

QUARTZSITE, Ariz. (AP) – Authorities say a fatal crash caused by a
wrong-way driver on an Arizona interstate has triggered a deadly pileup.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says first crash happened around
7:30 p.m. Friday on I-10 near Quartzsite.

Investigators say, the wrong-way driver slammed head-on into another
vehicle in the eastbound lanes and two other vehicles were hit.

They say a woman in the vehicle involved in the initial head-on crash
was killed. The wrong-way driver was critically injured..

Eight others were hospitalized, but their conditions are unknown.

DPS says the second crash happened around 5:30 a.m. Saturday when a
commercial truck pulling a semi-trailer failed to slow down for
congestion related to the collision.

The truck rear-ended another commercial vehicle, leading to two other
commercial trucks getting hit.

Authorities say the driver who failed to slow died.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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