Police have no witnesses in deadly head-on crash

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- Two people are dead after an early morning head-on crash on the streets of Phoenix.

Details are still developing, but it happened at about 4 a.m. Monday at 67th Avenue just south of Indian School Road.

According to Lt. Jeff Pierce of the Phoenix Police Department, early indications are that a truck was heading north when it apparently crossed the center line into the southbound lanes, slamming head-on into another truck.

The two drivers were pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not released any information about the men, nor do they know why the northbound truck crossed into oncoming traffic.

Aerial video from the scene showed the two vehicles, one on each side of 67th Avenue, with debris scattered by the impact in between them.

Emergency crews used the Jaws of Life to pry open the door of one of the vehicles to try and save the driver, but they were unable to do so.

Investigators on the scene are trying to piece together the moments leading up to the crash. They say there were no witnesses, which means detectives have to rely on evidence at the scene to tell them exactly what happened and why.

Police closed 67th Avenue south of Indian School Road while they conducted their investigation.