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One dead, three injured in multi-vehicle crash in Tempe

The crash occurred on the US 60 at Priest Drive in Tempe.

TEMPE, Ariz. — One woman is dead and three others are injured in a three-vehicle collision that closed the westbound lanes of US 60 in Tempe for several hours on Monday.

A Kia Sorrento with New Mexico plates was driving on the US 60 when it struck the center wall head-on, causing the car to roll over, troopers with the Arizona Department of Public Safety said.

Part of the wreckage from the Kia landed on a Tesla. A pickup truck then hit both of the cars.

A woman in her 70s who was in the passenger seat of the Kia died in the crash, police said. The driver of the Kia has life-threatening injuries and two others have minor injuries.

The westbound lanes of US 60 reopened at Priest Drive around 2:30 p.m.

There is currently no estimated time of reopening for the freeway, the Arizona Department of Transportation said. 

This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News as more information becomes available.

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) offers driving tips to help keep people safe on the road. 

"There’s always room for improvement when it comes to road safety," the department said on its website. 

ADOT's suggestions include: 

  • Don’t speed or drive aggressively 
  • Never drive while under the influence of substances 
  • Avoid distractions while driving 
  • Wear your seatbelt and make sure all passengers are doing the same 
  • When an emergency vehicle is on the side of the road, move over 
  • Stay extra aware in work zones 
  • Be prepared for weather conditions that make driving dangerous

Find more tips on the department's Driving Safety Homepage on ADOT's website here. 

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