NewsCentral & Southern Arizona NewsTucson News

Actions

2 die after truck with fake license plate crashes in Arizona

Crash generic
Posted at 5:13 AM, Oct 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-08 08:13:11-04

TUCSON, AZ — Authorities say two people are dead after a crash on Interstate 10 outside of Tucson that involved a pickup truck with a fake license plate.

Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say a state trooper unsuccessfully tried to stop the truck around 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

They say the driver exited the freeway near Mescal and lost control of the truck and it rolled into the emergency lane adjacent to a ramp.

DPS officials say two of the three people in the truck were pronounced dead at the scene.

The other person was airlifted to a Tucson hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries.

DPS officials didn't immediately release the names and ages of the two people who died.