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Tanker Trucks Collide, Explode on Arizona Highway

A collision between two tanker trucks on an Arizona highway caused one to burst into flames Wednesday morning, forcing several nearby hotels to be evacuated, officials said.

A spokesman for the Phoenix Fire Department announced that one person is believed to have been killed in the explosion, which occurred on Interstate 10 in Chandler.

The rear-end collision caused an estimated 7,700 gallons of gasoline to spill from one of the trucks involved in the crash. The contents of the other tanker truck are still unknown.

The freeway has been closed in both directions and nearby hotels have been evacuated until the fire is extinguished.