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.
Units working a serious motor vehicle crash on I-19 NB at KP69. NB I-19 is currently closed at Duval Mine Rd. Use caution in the area.— Official GV Fire PIO (@GVFDPIO) October 22, 2020