Authorities blame the death of two good Samaritans who were killed in a crash on westbound Interstate 40 east of Seligman on the weather.
The accident that took the lives of the two people who were attempting to assist another motorist who had been in a rollover accident involving a commercial vehicle. The accident was caused by accumulated ice and hail on the roadway on Saturday morning at approximately 9:47 a.m. westbound along I-40 at milepost 128 located near Ash Fork.
Troopers with the Arizona Department of Public Safety (ADPS) say there were at least five weather-related collisions. Three of the weather-related collisions injured a total of six people. All were transported to Flagstaff Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
ADPS Captain George Manera said in a statement, “The multiple-vehicle, multiple-injury and fatal incident was a result of rapid changes in weather along with high rates of speed. Drivers need to be extremely aware of rapidly changing weather conditions particularly this time of year.”
Weather, road conditions or any number of other factors can contribute to an accident – no matter what kind of safety precautions you take.
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