Police: Man, 2 girls die in Scottsdale crash

Police: Man, 2 girls die in Scottsdale crash

Police: Man, 2 girls die in Scottsdale crash

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Posted on August 3, 2014 at 5:47 AM

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities say a man and two children are dead following a single-vehicle crash in suburban Phoenix.

Scottsdale police officer David Pubins says a pickup truck carrying the three, along with the children's father, went out of control and rolled at about 4 p.m. Saturday.

He says in a news release 36-year-old Gregg Casillas, 12-year-old Leonor Bravo and 11-year-old Alyssa Bravo were killed in the crash at 141st Street and Rio Verde in Scottsdale. The man and one of the girls were thrown from the truck.

Manuel Bravo, the girls' father and a passenger, was injured but was able to extricate himself. The 39-year-old Phoenix man is expected to survive.

Casillas, of Wadell, was Manuel Bravo's brother-in-law.

There was no word on the cause of the crash, but Pubins says alcohol and bad weather were believed to be factors.

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities say a man and two children are dead following a single-vehicle crash in suburban Phoenix.

Scottsdale police officer David Pubins says a pickup truck carrying the three, along with the children's father, went out of control and rolled at about 4 p.m. Saturday.

He says in a news release the adult male driver and the two girls, ages 11 and 12, were killed in the crash at 141st Street and Rio Verde in Scottsdale. The man and one of the girls were thrown from the truck.

The girls' father, who was a passenger, was injured but was able to extricate himself. He is expected to survive.

There was no word on the cause of the crash, but Pubins says alcohol and bad weather were believed to be factors.

The occupants of the vehicle have been identified:

  • Driver (deceased), Gregg Casillas, 36 years old, Wadell resident, brother-in-law of passenger.
  • Passenger (minor injuries), Manuel Bravo, 39 years old, Phoenix resident, father of juveniles.
  • Rear seat passengers (both deceased), Leonor, 12 years old, and Alyssa, 11 years old.

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities say a man and two children are dead following a single-vehicle crash in suburban Phoenix.

Scottsdale police officer David Pubins says a pickup truck carrying the three, along with the children's father, went out of control and rolled at about 4 p.m. Saturday.

He says in a news release the adult male driver and the two girls, ages 11 and 12, were killed in the crash at 141st Street and Rio Verde in Scottsdale. The man and one of the girls were thrown from the truck.

The girls' father, who was a passenger, was injured but was able to extricate himself. He is expected to survive.

There was no word on the cause of the crash, but Pubins says alcohol and bad weather were believed to be factors.

No names were immediately released.

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Police say three people have died after a pickup truck rolled over in northeastern Scottsdale.

Officer David Pubins says in a news release that no other vehicles were involved when the pickup carrying four adults rolled over Saturday at 141st Street and Rio Verde Drive.

He says one person died at the scene and three others were taken to a hospital. Police say two people were transported with life-threatening injuries and later died at the hospital. The other person had injuries described as non-life-threatening.

Pubins says the investigation is just beginning but that alcohol use and fast driving have not been ruled out as factors.

Rio Verde Drive has been closed between 136th Street and 144th Street as authorities investigate.

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