Early evening collision causes highway detour through Pima

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: Firefighters gather around an SUV that was flipped on its side in a collision with a semi-truck in Pima early Wednesday evening.

By Jon Johnson


PIMA – A collision between a semi-truck and a passenger SUV caused the closure of the westbound lanes of Highway 70 through Pima early Wednesday night. 

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: No injuries were reported and both drivers were seen walking around after the collision.

The collision took place at the intersection of Main Street and Center Street and left the SUV on its side. According to a witness, the driver of the SUV extracted himself from the vehicle shortly after the crash. 

Pima Police are leading the investigation, and Pima Fire was dispatched to help deal with the SUV. 

No injuries were reported, and both drivers were the only occupants, according to witnesses. 

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: The crash is under investigation by the Pima Police Department.

The Graham County Sheriff’s Office assisted with traffic control as the westbound lanes were still being diverted north around the crash as of 5:35 p.m.