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8 found in truck on way to Phoenix suffering from heat exhaustion

TUCSON, Ariz. — Eight people were hospitalized
for heat exhaustion after being found in a truck at a gas station along
Interstate 10 northwest of Tucson.

The people found Sunday near Picacho Peak were transported to University
Medical Center in Tucson. One was reported in critical condition, two in serious
condition and five in stable condition.

Authorities said additional people may have fled on foot.

Pinal County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Tim Gaffney said someone called 911 after seeing people stagger out of the

Avra Valley Fire District spokesman Patrick Calhoun said initial reports
indicated that the group was traveling from Douglas to Phoenix and was in the
truck for several hours.


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