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Fatal crash closes I-8 near Gila Bend

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Two people were killed in a one-vehicle crash that closed westbound Interstate 8 near Gila Bend on Wednesday.

The crash happened around 11:17 a.m. about five miles west of Gila Bend at milepost 109, Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves said.

A detour was established to get drivers around the closure, an Arizona Department of Transportation spokesman said.

The detour takes motorists off I-8 at Citrus Valley Road and returns them to the highway five miles later at Paloma Road, the spokesman said.

The detour allows drivers heading to destinations such as Yuma or San Diego to use I-8 despite the closure, though motorists should plan for some additional travel time, the spokesman said.

The closure is expected to last through most of Wednesday afternoon, the spokesman said.

For more information about highway closures and restrictions, visit ADOT's Travel Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511.

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