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DPS: 3 people killed in freeway crashes Monday morning

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Posted at 10:42 PM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 13:37:08-04

TONOPAH, AZ — Three people were killed in separate freeway crashes on Monday morning, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

Vehicle rear-ended east of Tonopah

DPS says a Toyota reportedly rear-ended a slow-moving vehicle, causing a crash on I-10 near 339th Avenue around 8:30 a.m.

Two people were in the victim vehicle, including the driver who was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and a backseat passenger who was pronounced dead at the hospital.

DPS identified the passenger who died as 56-year-old Diana Marie Harris of Tonopah.

The driver and sole occupant of the at-fault vehicle suffered minor injuries.

Pickup truck sideswipes commercial vehicle

A Chandler man was killed in a crash on Interstate 17 near milepost 242 around 11:30 a.m. Monday.

A pickup truck reportedly drifted into the median, over-corrected and sideswiped a commercial flatbed truck.

DPS officials say the truck rolled onto its passenger side. A passenger in the truck was unrestrained and partially ejected.

The passenger, 43-year-old Dominguez Fuentes Valentino, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Rollover west of Tonopah

One person was killed in a rollover crash on I-10 near milepost 84 around 9:10 a.m.

DPS says a pickup truck rolled over onto the right shoulder, ejecting the occupants of the vehicle.

Two people were injured and one person was pronounced dead at the scene.

Nathaniel Jordan Watson, a 25-year-old man from Lenoir, North Carolina, was killed.

No further information was provided.