Semi-Truck Rear-Ends Another Near Flagstaff, Resulting Fire Claims Driver's Life
Flagstaff, Arizona—A semi-truck driver whose rig rear-ended another semi died in the fire that ensued. The first trucker was westbound on Interstate 40 at mile marker 204 when the collision occurred on Thursday afternoon.
When emergency responders arrived on the scene at about 3:00 P.M., they found both rigs fully engulfed in thick smoke and flames. Though firefighters battled aggressively for two hours, the driver of the first semi-truck succumbed to the fire.
Rescue efforts included at least six agencies from public and private entities, among them; the
Flagstaff Fire Department, Summit Fire and Medical Department, Arizona Department of Transportation, Guardian Medical Transport, county medical examiner and others.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety offered no information on what caused the accident.
Presently, there is no information regarding the medical condition of the driver of the second semi.
We extend our condolences to the victim’s family and friends over this tragic loss, and we wish a swift and complete recovery for the injured driver.