Motor home destroyed in fiery crash on I-10 - New York News

Motor home destroyed in fiery crash on I-10

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TONOPAH, Ariz. -

Drivers on the I-10 passing through Tonopah witnessed a fiery crash Monday morning after a semi truck hauling beer hit a motorhome.

Department of Public Safety Spokesperson Bart Graves says the truck struck the motor home, causing intense flames on the eastbound lanes, around 5 a.m. Monday.

"The commercial vehicle was traveling down the road pushing another vehicle and there was a fire that ensued while they were in motion," said DPS Sgt. DJ Delan.

A Kia was being towed behind the motorhome and was crushed and pushed down the interstate by the semi. The car was engulfed in flames, and the motorhome was reduced to rubble.

Its entire contents were scattered across the median.

The driver of the motor home was airlifted to an area hospital and is expected to be okay. The driver of the semi-truck was able to walk after the crash.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.  DPS officials say what led the truck to hit the motor home is unclear.

It took crews about six hours to clear the scene.

DPS officers say they're pleasantly surprised that only these two vehicles were involved and that everyone survived.

"It's pretty amazing just to see what we saw here and to just realize that everybody in this situation is going to come out okay," said DPS Sgt. DJ Delan.  "There were injuries..but it seems to be minor injuries from what I've been told.  And it could've been a lot worse just from looking at the situation."

The truck driver's dog, "Willie," was left behind when his owner was taken to the hospital.

Trucker John Randel stopped at the scene and rescued the dachshund from the motorhome rubble.

"I started looking around cause he said he had somebody in the motorhome named Willie, so I'm thinking oh ok there's a person... turn around and 5 feet from me sitting on the ground is the dog," said Randel.

Randel volunteered to take the dog on his route with him to California and hopes to return Willie to his owner soon.

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