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2 kids killed in Arizona crash; Possible driver impairment

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Posted at 1:38 PM, Oct 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-04 16:38:15-04

WICKENBURG, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say the driver of a pickup truck may have been impaired at the time of a crash outside of Phoenix that killed two children traveling in a van with their family.

Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say the driver was airlifted to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries after Saturday's crash northwest of Wickenburg.

The age and gender of the driver haven't been released yet.

DPS officials say the crash occurred on U.S. 93 when the truck allegedly crossed over the center striped line and struck the axle of a semi-trailer in tow by a commercial truck-tractor.

DPS says the pickup then collided with the van that was carrying a family of seven.

DPS officials say two children under the age of 10 died at the scene.