Chandler, Arizona was the site of a tragic head-on collision that resulted in two fatalities and one person being seriously injured. The incident took place at around 10 p.m. near Hunt Highway and McQueen Road involving two vehicles. Two individuals were pronounced dead at the scene, while the third was rushed to the hospital in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. The names of those involved have not been released as authorities work to confirm their identities and notify their next of kin. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating whether speeding or impairment played a role in the accident. The scene of the collision was closed for over 9 hours as evidence was collected by detectives from the sheriff’s Vehicular Crimes Unit. No further details about the incident have been made public.
In other traffic news, there are several road closures and lane reductions to be aware of in the Chandler area. Interstate 10 Westbound will be reduced to two lanes near US 60 from January 19th to January 22nd. The westbound I-10 ramp to eastbound US 60 and the westbound I-10 on-ramp at Baseline Road will also be closed during this time. Drivers can consider using alternate routes by exiting westbound I-10 at Broadway Road to merge onto eastbound I-10 and reach eastbound US 60.
State Route 143 Southbound will also be closed between Loop 202 and I-10 from January 19th to January 22nd. The westbound Loop 202 exit to Sky Harbor Airport will be closed as well. Motorists can use westbound Loop 202 to eastbound I-10 to reach destinations including the west entrance to Sky Harbor.
Additionally, northbound Interstate 17 will be reduced to two lanes on the left between Dunlap and Peoria avenues from January 19th to January 20th. The northbound I-17 on-ramp at Dunlap Avenue will be closed during this time.
Lastly, Colter Street will be closed in both directions at SR 51 from January 19th to January 22nd. Drivers can consider alternate routes such as Bethany Home Road or Highland Avenue if necessary. For real-time road conditions, individuals can visit the Arizona Department of Transportation website or call 511. Stay safe on the roads!
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