A 26-year-old woman died in a median crossover crash on I-10, north of Ina last night. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, the crash happened between Ina and Cortaro roads after midnight on Wednesday, May 30.
Law enforcement officials have since reopened the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 in Tucson after the deadly overnight crash.
A spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety said an eastbound vehicle crossed the median near Milepost 247 and hit a westbound pickup.
The driver of the car, a 26-year-old Tucson woman, was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Two men from Texas were riding in the pickup. The 43-year-old driver and an 82-year-old passenger were admitted to the hospital for treatment of their injuries. Information about their condition was not immediately available.
Traffic was detoured around the crash site for about four hours. Much of this area of I-10 is currently under construction as ADOT, the Federal Highway Administration, Pima Association of Governments/RTA and the town of Marana are working to improve the Interstate 10/Ina Road interchange area.
It’s not immediately known if there was any type of median barrier in the area to protect vehicles from crossing over into opposing lanes of traffic. I-10 between Tucson and Phoenix has a long history of crossover crashes due to a lack of median barriers.
Our condolences go to the family of the woman who lost her life.