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News Update!!: Franconia, AZ: Semi truck fire along westbound Interstate 40.

News Update!!: Franconia, AZ: Semi truck fire along westbound Interstate 40.

According to the Yucca Fire District, firefighters from Yucca Fire District and Desert Hills Fire District were on scene of a semi truck fire along westbound Interstate 40 at mile marker 11.8 near Franconia, Arizona.

The Semi truck fire occurred at around 11:15pm MST on Monday, April 30th, 2018.

Both lanes of westbound Interstate 40 were closed due to the fire, but the #1 lane of traffic has since been reopened.

At this moment, no reports of any injuries.

** Picture from the Yucca Fire District: **

Breaking News!!: Franconia, AZ: Vehicle fire reported along westbound Interstate 40.

Breaking News!!: Franconia, AZ: Vehicle fire reported along westbound Interstate 40.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, westbound Interstate 40 is closed due to a vehicle fire at milepost 12, about two miles east of the State Route 95 junction, in northeast Arizona.

Drivers should expect delays or postpone travel if possible.

There is no estimated time to reopen the westbound lanes.

Eastbound lanes are unaffected.

Traffic Alert!!: Bullhead City, AZ: Accident along eastbound Arizona State Route 68 involving a vehicle and burro.

Traffic Alert!!: Bullhead City, AZ: Accident along eastbound Arizona State Route 68 involving a vehicle and burro.

Police scanner reporting an accident involving a vehicle and a burro along eastbound Arizona State Route 68, between mile maker #3 and #4, in Bullhead City, Arizona.
No reports of injuries to the occupies in the vehicle, but the burro is reported to be dead.
The shoulder and #1 lane of eastbound Arizona State Route 68 was partially blocked by vehicle debris and burro, but have since been cleared.
Please drive with caution at night driving up into the local mountains for burros crossing the roadway, especially in the mountains near Bullhead City, Arizona and Oatman, Arizona.

Breaking News!!: Yucca, AZ: Vehicle accident along eastbound Interstate 40.

Breaking News!!: Yucca, AZ: Vehicle accident along eastbound Interstate 40.

Yucca Fire District is on scene with Arizona Department of Public Safety and the Arizona Department of Transportation of a vehicle accident along eastbound Interstate 40 at mile maker 22 near Yucca, Arizona.

This is a picture posted by the Yucca Fire District of the accident which occurred at around 9:18pm MST on Saturday, April 28th, 2018.

According to the Yucca Fire District, dispatch reported a single vehicle rollover with numerous oxygen bottles on the interstate.

Chief 1301, Engine 1311 and Rescue 1317 from Yucca Fire District responded.

Upon arrival, we found a 28’ Class C Motorhome on it’s roof with evidence of multiple rolls.

Upon exiting vehicles, firefighters noticed the strong scent of propane.

Eastbound Interstate 40 was completely closed while we assessed the situation.

Upon a scene size-up, firefighters noted that a 7.5 gallon propane tank had been punctured and was releasing propane through a small opening.

Firefighters also noted 4 Scuba Diving Air Tanks which were intact and secured.

The propane tank was secured and the #1 lane was re-opened and all bystanders were allowed to leave the scene.

Firefighters encountered a single patient with minor injuries in care of bystanders.

The patient had self-extricated from the vehicle.

The driver of informed firefighters that he was rear ended by a semi truck that was also in scene at a high rate of speed and rolled multiple times before landing on the vehicles roof.

A patient refusal was obtained on both drivers.

American Red Cross responded and assisted the driver of the motor home as all of his personal belongings were destroyed during the accident.

The Yucca Fire District assisted ADOT and DPS with scene clean up and both drivers were transported by Yucca Fire District personnel to hotels in Kingman, Arizona.

Colorado River Tri-State: Just days apart, 2 communities are mourning the loss of 2 people killed in 2 separate vehicle crashes along U.S. Route 95.

Colorado River Tri-State: Just days apart, 2 communities are mourning the loss of 2 people killed in 2 separate vehicle crashes along U.S. Route 95.

A highway along the Colorado River known as U.S. Route 95 have taken the lives of 2 people bring the communities of Needles, California and Blythe, California mourning the loss of the victims.

On Sunday, April 15th, 2018, a vehicle crash along U.S. Route 95 south of Needles, California took the life of a doctor, who was well known in Needles, California and Blythe, California.

The doctor was flown by medical helicopter out to a hospital but later passed away due to his injuries.

ZachNews has learn that the doctor’s names was Dr. Robert Strecker, who was a practicing Gastroenterologist in Needles, California.

The Palo Verde Valley Times reported that Dr. Robert Strecker was a dedicated physician who has worked with members of the medical and hospital staff at Palo Verde Hospital for almost 40 years.

Dr. Robert Strecker was a graduate of Vanderbilt University; received his medical degree from that institute of higher learning, and had a PHD in pharmacology.

Dr. Robert Strecker completed a GI fellowship at University of Southern California in the early 1980’s and worked in private practice from 1984 to 1994 while working in the emergency department of several facilities throughout the years.

The cause of the crash along U.S. Route 95 near Blythe, California was under investigation.

As both communities continue to mourn the loss of Dr. Robert Strecker, another vehicle crash occurs just 5 days later along U.S. Route 95 near Needles, California, taking the live of a woman from Blythe, California.

According to the California Highway Patrol, at 4:28pm PT on Friday, April 20th, 2018, a wireless 911 call was received reporting a 2 vehicle collision along U.S. Route 95 near Needles, California.

The California Highway Patrol say 59 year old Rosa Saldana from Blythe, California was the rear seat passenger in one of the vehicles.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Coroner Division, Rosa Saldana was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash along U.S. Route 95 near Needles, California is investigation.

People who have driven along this stretch of U.S. Route 95 have seen close calls and crashes as well as speedy motorists trying to get by other vehicles.

Well people want all motorists to drive safely along U.S. Route 95, others want to see more be done along the desert highway to make it safer to drive along, especially at night and along curved portions of the highway.

As we get closure to Summer, more people will be traveling along this desert highway for boating fun along the Colorado River, and law enforcement agencies want to remind the public to always obey all driving laws and never drive in a way that endangers you, your family, or others motorists.

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of both Dr. Robert Strecker and Rosa Saldana. **

Needles, CA: Woman from Blythe, California dies in vehicle collision along U.S. Route 95.

Needles, CA: Woman from Blythe, California dies in vehicle collision along U.S. Route 95.

According to the California Highway Patrol, at 4:28pm PT on Friday, April 20th, 2018, a wireless 911 call was received reporting a 2 vehicle collision along U.S. Route 95 near Needles, California.

The California Highway Patrol say 59 year old Rosa Saldana from Blythe, California was the rear seat passenger in one of the vehicles.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Coroner Division, Rosa Saldana was pronounced dead at the scene.

The California Highway Patrol in Needles, California along with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident.

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the Rosa Saldana. *

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Semi truck overturns along westbound Interstate 40 and crashes onto southbound East Broadway.

Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Semi truck overturns along westbound Interstate 40 and crashes onto southbound East Broadway.

ZachNews has learned of a semi truck that has overturned along westbound Interstate 40 and crashes onto East Broadway in Needles, California.

ZachNews was broadcasting live on Facebook as he arrived to the crash which occurred at around 3:17am PT on Thursday, April 12th, 2018.

These are pictures taken by ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez of the cab of the semi truck along southbound East Broadway and along westbound Interstate 40, guard rail damage seen along the left side of westbound Interstate 40 and what appears to be another trailer along Interstate 40.

The California Highway Patrol tells ZachNews that the semi truck left the interstate, entered the center dirt meridian, and the front of the semi truck collided through the metal guard rail into the dirt meridian where the trailer then rollover onto its left side along the overpass above East Broadway.

The semi truck and front trailer continued into the center dirt meridian between the eastbound and westbound Interstate 40 and continued down the embankment onto East Broadway where the cab of the semi truck and trailer landed along southbound East Broadway.

Earlier, Kevin Brown sent in this picture into ZachNews of the other trailer from a semi truck as well as San Bernardino County Fire Department on scene.

Kevin Brown tells ZachNews that that a person was being put in the ambulance.

Well on the way over to the crash, an Baker Emergency Medical Service ambulance was seen with San Bernardino County Fire Department at the helipad next to Colorado River Medical Center where a medical helicopter was taking off.

The California Highway Patrol confirms that the driver of the semi truck had major injuries in the crash and was flown by medical helicopter from the helipad at Colorado River Medical Center to University Medical Center of Las Vegas, Nevada.

The left lane of westbound Interstate 40 and the right lane of East Broadway is closed for clean up.

Motorists are getting by the crash on the right lane of westbound Interstate 40 and on the left lane of East Broadway, but use caution in the area of the crash.

California Highway Patrol initially reporting at the accident was near Needles Highway, but was changed to East Broadway.

Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this still developing breaking news story.