2 dead after fiery multi-vehicle crash on US 93 north of Wickenburg

The Department of Public Safety’s Bart Graves said a pickup truck driver with a passenger was heading south when they sideswiped a semi-truck hauling cars.
Published: Apr. 11, 2022 at 8:39 AM MST|Updated: Apr. 11, 2022 at 5:11 PM MST
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WICKENBURG, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Two people are dead after a crash involving a pickup truck and two semi-trucks early Monday morning on U.S. 93 near the State Route 71 junction, about an hour north of Wickenburg. The Department of Public Safety’s Bart Graves said a pickup truck driver with a passenger was heading south when they sideswiped a semi-truck hauling cars that was heading north around 4:30 a.m. The pickup truck started spinning and a second semi-truck plowed into it, Graves said. The second semi is believed to be a tanker truck. That sparked the fire, which destroyed the car hauler.

Aerial video showed several unoccupied cars that had come off a trailer of the car hauler. Two people in the pickup truck died. They have not been identified. The drivers of both semi-trucks were not hurt.

A deadly crash closes US 93 in both directions north of Wickenburg. DPS says it involved a pickup truck and two commercial vehicles.

U.S. 93 was previously closed in both directions, but both lanes opened up around 3 p.m. An investigation is ongoing.