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4 Taken to Hospital in Wrongway Crash near Phoenix

PHOENIX — A car traveling the wrong way on Interstate 10 on the outskirts of Phoenix smashed into a tractor-trailer rig, causing a fire that destroyed the truck and injured at least four people.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says the collision, which also apparently involved a third vehicle, occurred about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The accident forced the closure of eastbound I-10 at Queen Creek Road for some five hours. The freeway was reopened just before 7 a.m.