PD: Three dead, one injured in fiery collision near Verrado Way and Van Buren

Van Buren/Verrado Way double fatal accident
Posted at 3:58 PM, May 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-01 20:46:58-04

BUCKEYE, AZ — Three people have died and another person was injured after a fiery multi-vehicle collision in Buckeye Sunday night.

Buckeye police say they were called to the scene of a multi-vehicle crash at Verrado Way and Van Buren Street at around 10:30 p.m.

When officers arrived on the scene, they located a vehicle that was up in flames, a second with a woman stuck and another that had rolled multiple times into a field nearby.

Crews say once they extinguished the flames from the vehicle, they discovered two people who were unable to escape and were pronounced dead on the scene.

The 18-year-old pregnant woman was freed from the vehicle and transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition, where she later died, police say.

Officials also say a man who was inside the vehicle that rolled several times was transported in with non-life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the collision is currently under investigation by the Buckeye Police Traffic Enforcement Unit.