Two California women were seriously hurt, with one suffering life-threatening injuries, in a rollover accident today near Picacho Peak.
The women were driving eastbound toward Tucson when the accident happened on Interstate 10 around 3:10 p.m., Avra Valley Fire spokesman Patrick Calhoun said. It appeared the car rolled multiple times.
Both were flown to a Tucson hospital.
The 18-year-old driver was listed in stable condition. Her 19-year-old passenger suffered life-threatening injuries.
The driver told Avra Valley Fire they were from Orange, Calif., traveling to Tucson to visit friends for New Years.
The accident happened at I-10 at mile marker 217, about 3 miles west of Picacho Peak, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said.
Calhoun said the freeway reopened all eastbound lanes around 4:30 p.m.
Avra Valley Fire, Eloy Fire, Southwest Ambulance and the DPS responded to the scene.
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