Phoenix car crash caused by Mercedes traveling 100 mph on Interstate 10

AZCentral.com is reporting that a Phoenix car vs. truck accident shut down Interstate 10 Westbound for around four hours on Thursday morning. The closure was from 75th from 83rd. The accident reportedly involved a Mercedes that crashed into a semi truck at a high rate of speed.

The Phoenix accident took place around 6:45 a.m. and witnesses have told DPS officers that the Mercedes was traveling around 100 mph. The car was carrying two passengers and a driver.

The driver of the Mercedes lost control at some point near 75th. The vehicle then ran off the road into a dirt median, then drove back on the interstate, striking a semi-truck. The semi then lost control and left the roadway, stopping in the median.

A female passenger and the driver of the Mercedes were injured in the accident and taken by ambulance to area hospitals. It has not yet been reported if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.

The interstate was shut down after the crash for westbound traffic, causing heavy traffic.

Click here to read the story as reported by AZFamily.com.