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2 children dead, others injured after multi-vehicle collision

Police have arrested the driver of the pickup truck and charged him with homicide and aggravated assault on Sunday.
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ARIZONA, USA — Two children are dead after a multiple vehicle collision on U.S. 93, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said Saturday morning.

The children were reportedly riding in a van with five other family members when the van was hit by a pickup truck. The collision happened after the pickup truck crossed the center striped line and struck the lead axle of a semi-trailer in tow by a commercial truck-tractor. 

The other five family members were transferred to a local hospital with minor injuries, the department said. The pickup truck driver was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and the commercial truck driver was not injured.

The pickup truck's driver, 42-year-old Jonathan Eugene Floyd, was booked into the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office 4th Avenue Jail for homicide and aggravated assault on Sunday. Additional criminal charges are pending.

This is a developing story. Tune into 12 News for the latest information.

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