UPDATE 10:19 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17: One person transported to a hospital after Sunday afternoon’s crash has died, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. Further information will be provided when available. [STORY]
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A crash late Sunday afternoon near the Roadrunner Restaurant and Saloon in New River injured four people, two seriously, according to Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical. The crash was north of the I-17 interchange, but not on I-17.
“At this time, the information we have is that an ATV collided with a pickup truck,” DMFM spokesperson Brent Fenton told North Phoenix News. There were two people involved with “serious life threatening injuries, and two with minor injuries,” Fenton said.
“We do not know the circumstances surrounding the cause of the crash,” he said. It was not clear if the crash occurred on the roadway or off.
“Preliminary information is that a side-by-side and a pickup truck were involved,” said Sgt. Bryant Vanegas with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. “At this time, it is unknown if alcohol or speed were factors.” Investigators were on the scene trying to determine the cause of the crash, Vanegas said. He confirmed that two people were transported to a hospital.