2 dead, 2 hurt in rollover crash on SR-87 north of Fort McDowell

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Published: Jun. 27, 2022 at 5:38 AM MST|Updated: Jun. 28, 2022 at 2:19 PM MST
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SUNFLOWER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating a crash that left two brothers dead and two others seriously hurt Sunday evening on the SR-87 between Fort McDowell and Payson.

Troopers say it happened around 5 p.m. in the southbound lanes of the SR-87 at milepost 219 near the ghost town of Sunflower. DPS says a tire blew out, causing the car to lose control on the wet roadway. It hit the guardrail and ended up rolling down an embankment near a creek.

Tyrese Rock, 18, and his 16-year-old brother died in the crash. Investigators haven’t released the identity of the younger brother, but both were from Phoenix. Two other people were seriously hurt, but their current conditions are unknown.

DPS says no one in the car had been wearing a seat belt.