Deadly crash closes I-10 south of Phoenix


PHOENIX - Authorities say a deadly accident has closed westbound Interstate 10 between Casa Grande and the Valley.

Bart Graves with the Department of Public Safety says the collision involves a garbage truck and passenger vehicle.

Graves said the driver of the passenger car died at the scene. The driver of the truck has minor injuries.

The crash happened at milepost 176 about 25 miles southeast of downtown Phoenix and traffic is being diverted at milepost 175.

The Arizona Department of Transportation is suggesting drivers use northbound SR587 (Casa Blanca Road) to Arizona Avenue where they can connect to the Loop 202.