07/21/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Nicole Howley // Nicole Howley
Tucson, AZ—A semi-truck collision on Arizona 77 injured four people and spilt sulfuric acid onto the highway on Monday, July 19, 2010. The crash occurred around 9:15 a.m., at milepost 120 along Arizona 77, just six miles north of Mammoth, reports the Arizona Daily Star.
Arizona Department of Public Safety officials stated a tractor-trailer hauling the hazardous materials and pick-up truck collided on the northbound lane of Arizona 77. Officials have yet to say what exactly caused the crash or who was at fault.
Four people were injured in the wreck and were airlifted by responding emergency crews to a hospital for treatment of their non-life threatening injuries. The identities of the victims are currently being withheld. Officials did not say if the driver of the semi was among those who were injured.
The crash caused tractor-trailer to begin leaking sulfuric acid, which can be very corrosive. Hazmat crews were called to scene to clean-up the acid.
The DPS shut down the highway in both directions while hazmat crews cleaned up the spill, and while investigations were underway.
At this time no one has been charged in connection with the injurious crash.
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