Rollover Blocks Traffic At Corvair Curve

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Southbound Highway 87 was closed for several hours Thursday night after a tractor-trailer rolled four miles south of town.

The commercial truck was traveling southbound on the highway around 5:45 p.m. when the driver lost control and rolled in an area known as Corvair Curve.

The Arizona Department of Transportation closed both lanes of southbound travel for roughly three hours while emergency crews worked to clear the overturned tractor trailer, a DPS spokesperson said.

The driver of the truck was injured, but the extent of his injuries is unknown.

Corvair Curve, located at milepost 246, is a tight, steep curve that has claimed dozens of wrecks over the years. From motorists plummeting 75 feet over its embankment to motorists spinning out of control and flipping, emergency crews have seen it all. In 2000 and 2001, ADOT made improvements to the curve, adding 8-foot and 4-foot shoulders and resurfacing the pavement.

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