2 dead after fiery multi-vehicle crash on US 93 north of Wickenburg
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.
U.S. 93 was previously closed in both directions, but both lanes opened up around 3 p.m. An investigation is ongoing.
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