KINGMAN, AZ - Two people were killed in a hit and run crash on Interstate 40 in northern Arizona this morning.
Arizona Department of Public Safety Officer Robert Bailey said the accident occurred on westbound I-40, in between Seligman and Kingman, around 9 a.m.
Bailey said the driver of an SUV lost control of the vehicle on the icy road and slid into a commercial tractor-trailer. The SUV slid off the left shoulder of the roadway into the center median where it hit a rock wall and rolled over a number of times in the center median.
Both people in the SUV were killed. Their names have not been released.
The truck did not stop and continued westbound on the interstate, according to Bailey.
The truck is described as having a red or maroon cab and possibly a box trailer. Bailey said it should have significant damage to the left front end of the truck. Authorities would like to speak with the driver of the truck involved.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of this truck and/or driver, are urged to call the DPS Duty Office at (602) 223-2212, or silent witness at 480-WITNESS (480-948-6377).
Westbound traffic is restricted to the right or #2 travel lane. The left or #1 travel lane will remain closed while DPS officers conduct their on-scene investigation. The Arizona Department of Transportation expects the road restriction to be in place until just after 3 p.m.
Westbound traffic can take I-17 south, or US 89 from I-40, as alternate routes.
Bailey said DPS officers are working on numerous injury and non-injury crashes in the area, as well as throughout northern Arizona, because of very icy roads.
DPS urges motorists to use caution when traveling in the high-country.
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