Superstition Fire: Eight injured in crash on US 60 in Gold Canyon

Posted at 9:28 PM, Sep 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-04 02:06:46-04

Firefighters say more than a half-dozen people have been hurt after a 'major' crash on US 60 in the far east Valley.

Crews responded around 9 p.m. Saturday to a three-vehicle crash on US 60 at Superstition Mountain Drive.

A Superstition Fire spokesman said eight people were injured, including two requiring immediate transportation to the hospital. Those two, an adult and a 12-year-old kid, were in different vehicles.

The six others did not need hospitalization, fire officials said. The Department of Public Safety said there were no serious injuries as a result of the crash.

Officials said an SUV crashed into a white car, pushing it into a truck that was hauling jet skis.

Eastbound traffic on US 60 was restricted, but able to get through on the left turn lane. 

The backup extended to S. Mountain View road, authorities said.

DPS said troopers were investigating whether alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.