Truck driver dies in I-10 crash Wednesday afternoon


06/11/15 - A Florida truck driver died Wednesday, after rear-ending another semi-truck in Texas Canyon, on Interstate 10, east of Benson.

According to Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Quentin Mehr, Florin Grigore, 33, was driving his Volvo semi-truck westbound on I-10 around 2:24 p.m., when he hit the back of a semi-truck driven by 41-year-old Christopher Gipson.

 The crash caused extensive damage to the front of Grigore's truck, Mehr said. He died at the scene. Christopher and his passenger Melvinette Gipson were transported to a Tucson hospital with non life-threatening injuries.