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Interstate 8 partially closed following crash

Arizona Highway Patrol unit and big rig involved

YUMA, Ariz. - Interstate 8 westbound near Avenue 8 1/2 E was partially blocked following a crash involving a big rig and an Arizona Highway Patrol vehicle.

The area is now open as of 4:50 p.m.

DPS said troopers were responding to a crash Monday at 2:30 p.m. on milepost 9. They said when a third trooper arrived he parked on a side lane and started putting cones in the area.

That's when they said the driver of a big rig hit that vehicle. DPS said they believe the driver was distracted because they were looking for directions on their phone. The big rig is still on Interstate 8 and troopers are waiting for a tow truck to remove it from the scene.

No injuries have been reported.

The closure lasted more than two hours.

This is a developing story. Keep it tuned to News 11 for the latest details.



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