UPDATE: The deceased driver has been identified as Alex Beckley, 42, of Maricopa. A passenger in the vehicle was also injured.
UPDATE: ADOT says SR 347 is now open in both directions. The incident is now listed as a fatality.
UPDATE: Southbound lanes have now re-opened. There is no estimate for opening the northbound lanes.
At least one person was critically injured in a one-vehicle crash on State Route 347 that caused the current closure of northbound and southbound lanes between Casa Blanca Road and Riggs Road.
According to the Department of Public Safety, the incident was reported at 3:43 p.m. south of Riggs. The initial report indicated a northbound passenger vehicle had rolled over and crossed into southbound traffic lanes. Two people were reported to be involved but one is unresponsive, a DPS spokesman stated.
Gila River Indian Community first responders are on scene. Investigators are interviewing multiple witnesses.
According to DPS, tire failure may have been a factor.
There is no estimated time to reopen the highway, according to the Department of Transportation. Traffic is being directed to Interstate 10 at both ends of the affected area.
RIGHT NOW: Crews are on the scene of a serious crash near State Route 347 between Riggs and Casa Blanca Roads near Maricopa.DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2WeCN2Y
Posted by FOX 10 Phoenix on Friday, May 31, 2019