13-year-old girl killed in 2-vehicle crash in Wittmann

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At least one person was killed in a crash in Wittmann. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) At least one person was killed in a crash in Wittmann. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Rural Metro said at least one person was thrown from their vehicle. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Rural Metro said at least one person was thrown from their vehicle. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
The Department of Public Safety is looking into what led up to the crash. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The Department of Public Safety is looking into what led up to the crash. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
WITTMANN, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

A 13-year-old girl was killed in a two-vehicle crash on the U.S. 60 in Wittmann on Monday afternoon.

It happened near Center Street, which is near Dove Valley Road, around 4 p.m.

The U.S. 60 was shut down in both directions but the eastbound side was reopened just after 6 p.m. The westbound lanes reopened around 10:30 p.m.

The Department of Public Safety said the deadly crash happened at 3:59 p.m. between a semi-truck and a minivan. There was a second two-vehicle crash four minutes later and that wreck had injuries and was blocking the intersection.

Investigators said the girl was thrown from the minivan and died at the scene.

Her name wasn't immediately released.

DPS later said the girl may not have been wearing a seatbelt.

Three other people were taken to hospitals for treatment of injuries, but DPS says the driver of the big rig wasn't hurt.

The cause of the crash remains unclear.

Wittmann is located about 35 miles northwest of Phoenix.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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