Two people died after being involved in a rollover crash where a car ended up in a canal on Loop 303 southbound near Bethany Home Sunday.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety said just after 11 a.m., a two-vehicle crash was reported in the area.
Authorities say a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck was traveling down the southbound lanes when it was reportedly struck from behind at a high speed by a Nissan Altima.
The impact caused the pickup truck to spin and eventually stop on the Bethany Home Road off-ramp.
The Nissan Altima swerved off the roadway, rolled over, and ended up in a canal west of Loop 303.
DPS said the driver and passenger of the Altima were both ejected and died at the scene.
The driver was identified as 24-year-old Victor Manuel Guzman, of Casa Grande. The passenger was identified as 18-year-old Victor Fernando Guzman, also of Casa Grande.
Authorities said it is unknown if impairment was a factor in the crash.
The crash caused hours-long closures on the southbound lanes of Loop 303 Sunday.
Loop 303 southbound near Bethany Home Road: Traffic is slowing for a crash off the highway.— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) April 11, 2021
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