Fatal crash on I-10 left a woman dead in a blazing vehicle fire

Legal news for Arizona automobile accident attorneys. A truck struck a disabled vehicle from behind, igniting a fire.

Phoenix Fire Department alerts automobile accident lawyers- A fatal crash and fire occurred after a truck hit a disabled car from behind.

Phoenix, AZ— A fiery Sunday, January 31, 2010 crash on I-10 left a woman dead, when a truck hit a disabled vehicle from behind. The fatal two-vehicle wreck occurred in the westbound lanes of I-10 near 35th Avenue around 9:00 a.m., as reported by My Fox Phoenix.

Olga Sanchez Torres, 44, of Phoenix was pronounced dead at the scene by responding emergency medical services (EMS) crews. The Phoenix Fire Department reported that Torres’ car had unexpectly broke down while she was driving on I-10. The car came to a stop, and a truck suddenly slammed into the car from behind. The impact of the crash was so intense that the car exploded. Torres was trapped in the wreckage of the burning car, where she succumbed to her fatal injuries. Witnesses reportedly tried to pull on the doors of the burning vehicle, but the fire was too intense. By the time firefighters arrived at the scene, the car was completely engulfed in the inferno. It is unknown if the truck driver was injured in the wreck. A full investigation into the fatal wreck is underway. No citations have been reportedly assessed in connection with the crash at this time.

Several stretches of highway around the accident were closed while crews worked the scene. The highway reopened about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Arizona automobile accident lawyers.