2 children die in street-sweeper crash at I-10, Loop 101 in West Valley
PHOENIX – Two children were killed and their mother seriously injured early Friday on a West Valley freeway when the street sweeper she was driving crashed off an overhead ramp.
Westbound Interstate 10 was closed near southbound Loop 101 Agua Fria Freeway in Tolleson around 3:30 a.m. and reopened shortly after 7 a.m.
The sweeper went off a bridge and landed on I-10, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
Troopers arrived at the scene to find the driver and one of her daughters inside the vehicle, but there was no sign of the other girl.
Authorities found the child on the ramp; she was pronounced dead at the scene.
The child rescued from the sweeper died at a hospital.
The girls were 10 and 7.
The driver was hospitalized in critical condition.
Loop 101 Agua Fria southbound to I-10 Eastbound transition ramp is CLOSED in Phoenix.
I-10 westbound at Loop 101 northbound is also CLOSED.
The closure is due to a crash.
Motorists should expect delays and seek an alternate route. pic.twitter.com/PH6okWdijr
— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) June 24, 2022
The investigation is ongoing.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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