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DPS: 3 people dead, 5 injured in head-on car crash near the Grand Canyon

Posted: 4:18 PM, Dec 22, 2017
Updated: 2017-12-23 11:55:04Z

Three people are dead after a head-on car accident near the Grand Canyon Friday afternoon.

The crash happened on State Route 64 northbound between the Grand Canyon and Williams. 

According to a Department of Public Safety spokesperson, the crash occurred between a sedan and minivan. 

Eight people were injured, three of which died, a DPS spokesperson said. The deceased victims were in the van.

The highway was closed for several hours while troopers conducted their investigation.

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No additional information was immediately available.