I-40 eastbound into Sanders closed after fatal crash

DPS officers stated {that a} three-vehicle collision led to a fatality, and has closed off all eastbound lanes main into Sanders. Details are restricted at the moment.

SANDERS, Ariz. — A 3-vehicle collision has left one particular person useless and closed the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 close to Sanders, officers with the Arizona Department of Public Safety stated.

Officials stated that the crash occurred round 9:25 a.m. on Sunday morning, and blocked all eastbound lanes close to milepost 328.

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Currently, there isn’t any estimated time for when these lanes main into Sanders will reopen.

Officials haven’t launched the id of the deceased, and no additional particulars on the crash have been supplied.

This is a creating story. Stay with 12News for extra updates.

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Deaths on Arizona roads 

Data from the Arizona Department of Transportation reveals that roadway fatalities have been steadily rising in Arizona during the last decade: 

  • 2011: 825 deaths  
  • 2012: 821 deaths 
  • 2013: 844 deaths 
  • 2014: 774 deaths 
  • 2015: 895 deaths 
  • 2016: 952 deaths 
  • 2017: 1,000 deaths 
  • 2018: 1,010 deaths 
  • 2019: 982 deaths 
  • 2020: 1,057 deaths 

ADOT provides driving ideas on its web site to assist hold individuals secure on the street. 

“There’s always room for improvement when it comes to road safety,” the division stated on its web site. 

ADOT’s options embody: 

  • Don’t pace or drive aggressively 
  • Never drive whereas below the affect of gear 
  • Avoid distractions whereas driving 
  • Wear your seatbelt and ensure all passengers are doing the identical 
  • When an emergency car is on the aspect of the street, transfer over 
  • Stay additional conscious in work zones 
  • Be ready for climate circumstances that make driving harmful 

Find more tips on the department’s Driving Safety Homepage on ADOT’s website here. 

“Real-time freeway circumstances can be found on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information website at, by calling 511, downloading the AZ 511 app and thru ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT,” the division stated. 

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