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The Department of Public Safety confirmed one man died Wednesday after a three-car collision on southbound State Route 347 north of Riggs Road.

Emergency crews transported a woman in another vehicle to Chandler Regional Hospital with life-threatening injuries, and a third motorist involved in the accident was treated for neck pain, DPS spokesman Bart Graves said. The woman later died, also.

“Apparently there were two vehicles stopped [for the light] at the intersection southbound SR 347 at Riggs Road in the number one lane. A third vehicle struck both stopped vehicles,” Graves said.

DPS reported the driver who hit the other vehicles was the man who died.

“The deceased driver was not wearing a seat belt. He suffered major head trauma,” Graves said.

The accident shutdown southbound lanes while emergency crews worked the scene.

Graves said DPS is investigating whether impairment was a factor.

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