MARICOPA, AZ — One person is dead and two others were hospitalized following a head-on crash near Maricopa early Tuesday morning.
Officials say just before 2 a.m., Maricopa police responded to a deadly crash on Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway and Russell Road.
Authorities said an initial investigation revealed a white pickup crossed the center line in a no-passing zone and hit a passenger car head-on.
The driver of the pickup was thrown from his vehicle and was later airlifted for treatment.
The driver of the passenger car was also taken to a local hospital. The passenger died at the scene.
The Pinal County Sheriff's Office will be investigating the crash.