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Truck accident kills one, four others in serious condition

PEORIA, Ariz. — The Fourth of July holiday got off to a tragic start Thursday in Peoria.

According to Amanda Jacinto, PIO with the Peoria Police Department, a 27-year-old male was killed and four others were airlifted to local hospitals, after a truck carrying five people en route to Lake Pleasant crashed.

“Two people were inside the truck, and three people were riding in the bed of the truck,” Jacinto said. “For some reason, the vehicle lost control and ended up rolling. The three people in the back of the truck were all ejected.”

The four surviving passengers, two males and two females, are listed in serious condition at this time.

There has been no indication that alcohol played a factor in the accident.