2 dead after rollover near Gila Bend

2 dead after rollover near Gila Bend

2 dead after rollover near Gila Bend

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Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 16 at 4:33 PM

GILA BEND, Ariz. (AP) -- Two people are dead after a rollover accident on Interstate 8 near Gila Bend.

Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say the accident occurred around 11:15 a.m. Wednesday about five miles west of Gila Bend.

The names of the two killed weren't immediately released.

ADOT officials say a detour was established to get drivers around the closure.

Interstate 8 is one of the main highways for Arizona drivers headed to Yuma or San Diego, California. 

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PHOENIX -- A fatal crash has closed Interstate 8 westbound about five miles west of Gila Bend, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
 
Drivers should expect the closure will remain through much of Wednesday afternoon and plan an alternate route if heading to western Arizona, such as I-10 westbound.

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Detour bypasses I-8 westbound closure near Gila Bend
 
PHOENIX -- A detour has been established to get drivers around a fatal crash that has closed Interstate 8 westbound about five miles west of Gila Bend, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
 
The detour takes drivers off I-8 at Citrus Valley Road and returns them to the highway five miles later at Paloma Road. The detour allows drivers heading to destinations such as Yuma or San Diego to use I-8 despite the closure, though motorists should plan for some additional travel time.
 
Eastbound I-8 remains open.
 
For the most current information about highway closures and restrictions statewide, visit ADOT’s Travel Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow us on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 5-1-1.
 
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For the most current information about highway closures and restrictions statewide, visit ADOT's Travel Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow us on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 5-1-1.
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