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Big-rig fire closes I-10 at curve in Tempe

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Photo Courtesy: DPS spokesman Carrick Cook Photo Courtesy: DPS spokesman Carrick Cook
TEMPE, Ariz. -

For the second consecutive day, an early-morning big rig accident snarled traffic for hours on a busy freeway.

Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say the truck crashed into a barrier on Interstate 10 in Tempe about 5:30 a.m. Thursday and caught fire.

DPS spokesman Carrick Cook says the big rig's driver -- 53-year-old Arturo Munoz -- was killed in the fiery accident that closed most of the lanes of I-10 at the Broadway Curve near the Tempe-Phoenix border for nearly seven hours.
On Wednesday morning, a big rig hauling mulch rolled on I-10 near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport at the Interstate 17 junction and snarled traffic for about five hours.

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The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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