DPS: 6 hospitalized after crash near Flagstaff

FLAGSTAFF, AZ - Authorities say six people were taken to a Flagstaff hospital after a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 40 overnight.

Department of Public Safety spokesman Raul Garcia said officers found 15 occupants from the Suburban that crashed about 10 miles east of Flagstaff.

Six were admitted at Flagstaff Medical Center with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Garcia said DPS received calls from two nearby residents who had victims knock at their doors looking for help, resulting in six people being located.

He said four more were found west of the accident scene near I-40 around a campfire.

Three of the occupants were teenagers and turned over to Child Protective Services.

DPS said Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers interviewed people to determine whether the occupants of the vehicle were undocumented immigrants.

An active air search was conducted to look for other victims, but was called off around 2 a.m.

DPS officers searched again at daylight and found no other occupants of the SUV, Garcia said.

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