A woman from Maricopa and two infants died after a fiery crash on Interstate 10 south of Chandler, the Department of Public Safety said on Thursday.
The driver of a semi truck, a 41-year-old man from Mesa, was going east when he hit a Chevy Tahoe in the middle lane on Wednesday just before 10 a.m. north of Queen Creek Road. The Tahoe rolled through the median and stopped right side up in the westbound lanes.
The semi-truck went through the median and went into the westbound lanes, hitting three other vehicles, DPS said.
One of the vehicles was a Toyota van, driven by 46-year-old Kim Frankel from Maricopa.
A Ford pickup and a Dodge pickup were also hit.
The semi-truck and the van burst into flames after the crash, according to DPS. The semi-truck then ran off the road before coming to a stop.
Frankel and two infants died at the scene, said DPS.
The semi-truck driver was taken to the hospital.
The Tahoe driver refused treatment but a woman and two kids in the car were taken to the hospital.
The Ford pickup driver was not hurt.
The driver of the Dodge pickup was taken to the hospital.
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