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ENDelt260
04-26-2005, 02:00 PM
Saw this on the TV news this morning... insane.

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/pics/breaking/0426FieryCrash.jpg

Fiery crash kills 1, closes I-10 for 5 hours

Josh Kelley
The Arizona Republic
Apr. 26, 2005 10:55 AM

Westbound lanes of Interstate 10 near Chandler re-opened about 9:45 a.m. after being closed for more than five hours following a violent collision that left an unidentified driver of an SUV burned beyond recognition, authorities said.

Witnesses told police a small SUV was driving eastbound on I-10 at about 85 mph with no lights on when it lost control and crashed into the median about 4:30 a.m., said Officer Frank Valenzuela, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety.

The SUV, a Kia Sportage, then began to roll and went over the top of the median cables into westbound traffic, where it collided with an 18-wheeler. The accident happened just south of the Wild Horse Pass Boulevard overpass near Firebird Lake, Valenzuela said.
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"Both vehicles burst into flames, and the wreckage traveled for 200 yards before coming to a stop," he said.

The driver of the Kia has not been identified by the DPS.

The 18-wheeler's 57-year-old driver, Jose Marquez, and his 63-year-old passenger, Victor Castro, were not injured.

"They were able to escape in time before the fire consumed the vehicle," Valenzuela said.

Westbound traffic on I-10 was diverted onto eastbound Queen Creek Road, then sent north on Price Road, where drivers could connect to a section of the Loop 202.


http://www.azcentral.com/community/chandler/articles/0426FieryCrash26-ON.html

Bwana
04-26-2005, 02:02 PM
Ouch! That's what you call road pizza.

Nightfyre
04-26-2005, 02:03 PM
im surprised the semi didnt make out better.

Soupnazi
04-26-2005, 02:04 PM
I guess the 7-year, 100,000 mile warranty is not going to come into play here?

jcroft
04-26-2005, 02:04 PM
I guess the 7-year, 100,000 mile warranty is not going to come into play here?

ROFL ROFL

Hoover
04-26-2005, 02:07 PM
Um, thats a lot of damage to the semi

siberian khatru
04-26-2005, 02:31 PM
Witnesses told police a small SUV was driving eastbound on I-10 at about 85 mph with no lights on

:shake:

REDHOTGTO
04-26-2005, 02:42 PM
ugly wreck pic, very similar wreck here yesterday between a ford taurus and a semi at 82 mph ! head on killed one and flattened the taurus to appx 12 inches tall!

DanT
04-26-2005, 04:10 PM
I guess the 7-year, 100,000 mile warranty is not going to come into play here?
ROFL

Bob Dole
04-26-2005, 04:15 PM
You want to see ugly, try a 17 year-old male on a Honda 175 travelling 70+ head on into an oncoming semi.

It wasn't pretty.

ENDelt260
04-26-2005, 04:18 PM
You want to see ugly, try a 17 year-old male on a Honda 175 travelling 70+ head on into an oncoming semi.

It wasn't pretty.
Gah.