Serious crash closes SR 347 at Riggs


A crash has closed both directions of travel on State Route 347 at Riggs Road, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Specifics on the accident are not yet available. A motorist at the scene reported seeing several ambulances on site and children on the side of the road.

Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Raul Garcia said troopers are investigating a “serious injury collision involving several vehicles.”

Southbound traffic is stopped at the intersection. Troopers are directing northbound traffic onto Riggs.

There is no established freeway detour and no estimated time to reopen the roadway. Motorist should plan an alternate route.

“It appears 10 vehicles are involved in this serious injury collision which occurred at 2:47 p.m.,” DPS spokesman Bart Graves said. “Our preliminary investigation indicates this may be a cross over collision at Riggs Road at State Route 347.”