Two dead after rollover crash into canal on Loop 303 near Bethany Home Road

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Posted at 12:02 PM, Apr 11, 2021

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.