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Federal investigators to examine deadly Phoenix tanker crash

(KYMA, KECY/ AP News) - Federal safety officials said Thursday that they will investigate the milk tanker crash in Phoenix that killed four people and injured at least nine.

The wreck occurred late Wednesday night after the tanker "failed to slow for traffic congestion," the Arizona Department of Public Safety said in a statement.

After the initial collisions, the trailer of the tanker rig separated and went over the freeway's median wall and ended up on its side in the lanes going in the opposite direction, the State Public Safety Department said.

The National transportation Safety Board said it is sending nine investigators to conduct a safety probe into the crash to determine the cause.

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