BUCKEYE VALLEY, AZ — Two people were killed and four others injured in a single vehicle rollover crash on westbound Interstate 10 Sunday evening.
Department of Public Safety officials say an SUV was traveling westbound on I-10, when the vehicle drifted left off the roadway and into the median. The SUV's driver over-corrected to the right and back left into the median where it rolled over.
A 9-year-old girl was ejected from the SUV and pronounced deceased at the scene. Twenty-year-old Nyjeda Sanders, the front seat passenger, was also pronounced deceased at the scene.
The driver, a 62-year-old woman and three other children were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to DPS.
Seat belts and child restraints were used with the exception of the deceased child, officials say.
Fire and emergency crews from Harquahala, Tonopah and Buckeye Valley were called in to help, according to the Buckeye Valley Fire Department.
Westbound I-10 was shut down at Milepost 74, but re-opened about a short time later.
I-10 WB closed at mp74 for serious accident and medical helicopter. pic.twitter.com/63FGIneXGd— Buckeye Valley Fire (@BvfdAz) July 1, 2019
I-10 MP74. Patients have been transported and DPS is opening the freeway. pic.twitter.com/Hh4qvdLj2U— Buckeye Valley Fire (@BvfdAz) July 1, 2019