Fatal Crash Near Gold Canyon

The driver of a pickup truck that hit a propane truck on Monday, March 4 on US 60 near Gold Canyon has died of his injuries.

At about 9:00 a.m., Superstition Fire & Medical District (SFMD) and the Queen Valley Fire District responded to a motor vehicle accident on US-60 at Mile Post 207 spokesperson Richard Ochs said.

“The incident occurred in the westbound lanes of US-60. A pickup truck collided with the rear end of a propane truck, causing significant damage.

“The driver of the pickup, an adult male, had succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. A passenger in the truck, also an adult male, was treated by paramedics and transported to a trauma center with non-life threatening injuries.

“The driver of the propane truck was treated for non-life threatening injuries and transported to a hospital. Propane leaking from the truck as a result of the accident created an additional hazard for firefighters to manage during the incident.

“The Department of Public Safety (DPS) Hazardous Materials Team was summoned to secure the remaining contents of propane.”

Photo above: Superstition Fire & Medical District and the Queen Valley Fire District responded to a motor vehicle accident on US 60 on March 4, 2019. SFMD photo

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