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Authorities: 3 dead following four-vehicle crash on Highway 90 in Sierra Vista

Posted at 10:33 AM, Mar 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-20 18:20:34-04

COCHISE COUNTY, Ariz. (KGUN) — The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating a deadly four-vehicle crash that happened on Highway 90 in Sierra Vista late Friday evening.

AZDPS says the crash happened around 10:31 p.m. Friday on Highway 90 at milepost 330 (near the San Pedro River), where multiple vehicles were involved, resulting in three deaths.

It was determined that a motorcycle was passing a vehicle in a no passing zone, ultimately colliding head on with an SUV, according to AZDPS. A second motorcycle was also passing the vehicle when the motorcyclist lost control and was ejected, along with a passenger. A second SUV rear-ended the SUV that had collided with the motorcyclist.

The crash resulted in three motorcyclist deaths, AZDPS says. The remaining individuals from the SUV's were taken to a hospital in Tucson with non-life-threatening injuries.

The names of the motorcyclists have not been released at this time.

No further details were immediately released.

The investigation remains ongoing.

The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, the Sierra Vista Police Department, and the Arizona Department of Transportation assisted in the incident.