GILA BEND, AZ- (3TV/CBS5)-- The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating a deadly crash that happened early Friday morning.

DPS says the crash occurred just before 9 a.m. on the State Route 85 just south of Gila Bend. The crash happened when a semi-truck hit a minivan head-on. A fire ensued following the collision and the three people in the minivan died on-scene. The driver of the semi-truck was able to escape before the fire started with minor injuries, according to DPS. 

The Arizona Department of Transportation said State Route 85 is closed in both directions at milepost 5 south of Gila Bend. There is no estimated reopening time. DPS says the closure will be extensive. 

No names have been released. 

Stay tuned to Arizona’s Family for the latest development on this story.


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