Truck spills dangerous nitric acid on highway | USA TODAY

A truck hauling nitric acid crashed and spilled the hazardous material on Interstate 10 in Tucson, Arizona. The driver died sometime after the accident.

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Both directions of Interstate 10 remained closed in a portion of Arizona Wednesday after a tractor-trailer's deadly rollover triggered a hazardous chemical leak incident Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities ordered a shelter-in-place for a three-mile perimeter around the incident Wednesday morning, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The department lifted the shelter-in-place order Tuesday night, but reinstated it for a one-mile perimeter early Wednesday after gassing occurred as crews attempted to remove the load and later expanded the perimeter.

Those within half a mile of the crash were evacuated Tuesday and should expect to remain displaced until around midday Wednesday, public safety authorities said.

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