Two people dies in the crash last week on SR 347 north of Riggs Road. Photo by Donna Atkins

The Department of Public Safety said a Maricopa woman was one of two people killed after a deadly three-car-collision on State Route 347 last week.

Gail Gutierrez, 65, of Maricopa, and Glendale resident Barry Kimura, 66, died at the hospital Oct. 18 from injuries sustained in the accident, DPS Spokesman Quentin Mehr said.

A 50-year-old Maricopa woman driving a Toyota pickup was transported to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.

The accident occurred on southbound SR 347, north of the Riggs Road intersection at 1:14 p.m. Oct. 18.

“At that time a Kia passenger vehicle driven by (Gutierrez), and a Toyota pickup, driven by a 50-year-old female from Maricopa, were in the inside lane on southbound SR 347, slowing from traffic ahead of them,” Mehr said. “A Toyota passenger vehicle, driven by (Kimura), failed to slow for the traffic and struck the Kia and Toyota pickup.”

DPS previously said Kimura was not wearing a seat belt and suffered major head trauma.

The accident shut down the roadway for hours while authorities investigated the scene.


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