4 dead after fiery crash between car, semi-truck near Sedona
SEDONA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — Brake failure is to blame for a fiery crash that killed four people on Sunday near Sedona, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The crash happened around 2:15 p.m. on Sunday near Interstate 17 and State Route 179. The driver of a tractor-trailer hauling glass told DPS troopers that he was heading south on Interstate 17 when his brakes failed. The driver says he got off the interstate at the Sedona exit but couldn’t stop.
The man then drove through a stop sign and collided with a car that was going north on SR 179, sending both vehicles down an embankment. The semi-truck landed on top of the car and erupted in flames.
While the truck driver was able to escape uninjured, four people inside the car died at the scene. DPS says that because of the fire’s intensity, investigators are still trying to determine the victims’ identities. Troopers say impairment was not a factor in the crash. An investigation is underway.
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