2 killed in Tonopah rollover identified

TONOPAH, AZ - Two people who were found dead after a rollover crash near Tonopah on Thursday morning have been identified.

According to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, a driver called police after seeing a gray vehicle rolled over near Baseline and Wickenburg Roads around 5:30 a.m.

MCSO said it appears the vehicle crossed the center lane, hit the eastbound shoulder, returned to the westbound lane and rolled into the desert.

A male in the vehicle landed about 90 feet from the vehicle and a female landed 120 feet from the vehicle.

The woman has been identified as 35-year-old Laura Roberts and the man as 41-year-old Justin Burts.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. It is unknown if drugs and/or alcohol played a factor in the crash.


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