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Rollover on Highway 89A kills one, injures six others north of Prescott Valley

A single-vehicle rollover crash on Highway 89A left one person dead and six others seriously injured early Wednesday morning, April 15.

The vehicle, occupied by one young adult and seven juveniles, swerved and drove off the right shoulder near milepost 328 – between Fain Road and Mingus Mountain – at about 2:40 a.m., said Bart Graves with the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS).

The vehicle rolled several times, causing some of the passengers to be ejected, Graves said.

One of the juveniles, a girl from Gilbert, died at the scene. Graves said AZDPS does not yet know her exact age.

All but one of the other passengers were transported to the hospital.

The driver was a 17-year-old boy.

The highway was initially closed in both directions. Traffic began alternating using the southbound lanes around 5 a.m., according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. All lanes were reopened by 8:40 a.m.

The crash remains under investigation, Graves said.

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