Victims identified in deadly Gila Bend crash

Posted at 6:40 PM, Jun 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-11 23:43:56-04

Authorities have identified the two people killed in a crash Friday afternoon on State Route 85 just north of Pima Street.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says 45-year-old Mario Lopez and 21-year-old Melissa Ceballos were killed in the crash. Three other family members riding in a red 2006 Nissan Pathfinder with them are expected to recover.

Deputies said the pickup, driven by 22-year-old Jaynee Gibson, failed to negotiate a curve, causing it to veer into the southbound lane, where it crashed with the Pathfinder. Gibson and a passenger in the truck are expected to recover.

Investigators said it appeared that speed was a factor in the crash.