PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – The Arizona Department of Public Safety on Friday identified the four people killed when a tanker truck plowed into slowed traffic on the Loop 202 Red Mountain Freeway in Phoenix a little more than a week ago. The victims range in age from 20 to 35.
- Sedeqwa Keyara-Parker, 35, of Phoenix
- Dante Brubeck, 20, of Casa Grande
- Alexius Hooper, 21, of Phoenix
- Jennifer Vidal, 20, of Casa Grande
All four were pronounced dead at the scene. Nine more people, including a 6-year-old girl, were hurt.
The crash happened late on the night of Wednesday, June 9, in the eastbound lanes of Loop 202 near 52nd Street. DPS said a semi hauling a tanker of milk failed to slow for congestion on the freeway and hit several vehicles. The tank detached from the rig, went over the concrete barrier, and burned on the westbound side of the freeway.
A total of eight vehicles were involved. DPS said early on that impairment did not appear to be a factor. The investigation is ongoing.