Man killed after crashing into I-10 median in Buckeye, authorities say

The unidentified man was reported trapped in a sports utility vehicle after slamming into the median, which sustained "substantial damage," said Bob Costello, fire chief for the Town of Buckeye.

He was treated at the scene and flown to a hospital, where he later died, Costello said.

A man driving a semi was also involved in the crash but was not injured, he added.
The cause of the crash is being investigated.

Both westbound lanes of the I-10 were closed, causing traffic to back up about five miles, said Carrick Cook, a public information officer with the Arizona Department of Public Safety.