- Associated Press - Saturday, May 7, 2016

ASH FORK, Ariz. (AP) - Two people are dead and six others have been injured in a series of weather-related vehicle collisions in northern Arizona.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a stretch of I-40 about 15 miles west of Ash Fork will remain closed Saturday afternoon as troopers investigated several accidents.

Authorities say the incidents began around 9:50 a.m. when a vehicle rolled over due to icy road conditions and hail.

They say two people who tried to assist the victims in the rollover were fatally hit by a commercial vehicle.

Their names were not released.

DPS Capt. George Manera says the two incidents and the weather led to three more collisions.

Six people were taken to Flagstaff Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Manera cautioned against speeding when dealing with changing weather conditions.


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