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Authorities reopened the westbound lanes on Interstate 10 just after 6 a.m. Wednesday morning following a fatal collision involving a semi-truck. 

It happened just before 4 a.m., according to Arizona Department of Transportation, on the westbound I-10 lanes just west of 51st Avenue.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety said a truck and a semi-truck collided. 

The pick-up driver died at the scene, according to DPS. The cause of the accident has not been determined as of 6:30 a.m. and is still under investigation, a spokesman for DPS said. 

Traffic was backed up on the I-10 in both directions while crews worked to clear the scene. Westbound traffic was prompted to exit at 51st Avenue and allowed back on at 59th Avenue. 


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