1 killed in fiery head-on crash on highway

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by Christina O'Haver

azfamily.com

Posted on January 19, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 22 at 11:27 AM

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. -- One person was killed in a fiery head-on collision on State Route 88 Saturday night, according to the Apache Junction Police Department.

The collision occured north of Apache Junction.

Police said a southbound Chevrolet Cobalt sedan and northbound Ford pickup truck collided, and the 43-year-old male driver of the Chevy died at the scene.

The pickup truck flipped and caught fire.

A friend of the truck driver was following behind in a different vehicle and saw the accident. He pulled the driver out of the truck before it caught fire.

The truck driver was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

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