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DPS: Two dead in crash near Sahuarita Road

Posted at 1:09 PM, Oct 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 16:04:50-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Two people died in a wreck that shut down northbound Interstate 19 Thursday near Sahuarita Road.

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the three-vehicle wreck happened near Interstate 19 milepost 43. Two vehicles were heading southbound on I-19. When one of the vehicles tried to pass the other, one of the cars spun into the median and crashed into a commercial truck, rupturing one of its fuel tanks.

The driver of the vehicle that crashed into the truck -- 71-year-old Dennis Sherrill -- was ejected and died at the scene. The passenger, 69-year-old Carolina Sherrill, was pulled out of the vehicle and died at the hospital.