2 dead after fiery multi-vehicle crash on US 93 north of Wickenburg

April 12, 2022

WICKENBURG, AZ  – Two people are dead after a crash involving a pickup truck and two semi-trucks that occurred early on April 11th, 2022, on U.S. 93 near the State Route 71 junction, about an hour north of Wickenburg. The Department of Public Safety’s Bart Graves said a pickup truck driver with a passenger was heading south when they sideswiped a semi-truck hauling cars that was heading north around 4:30 a.m. The pickup truck started spinning and a second semi-truck plowed into it, Graves said. The second semi is believed to be a tanker truck. That sparked the fire, which destroyed the car hauler.

Aerial video showed several unoccupied cars that had come off a trailer of the car hauler. Two people in the pickup truck died. They have not been identified. The drivers of both semi-trucks were not hurt.

U.S. 93 was previously closed in both directions, but both lanes are now open. An investigation is ongoing.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the victims of this crash.

Source: 3TV/CBS 5