By Associated Press - Sunday, November 1, 2020

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) - Two people have been killed and an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper injured in a freeway crash in Chandler, according to authorities.

DPS officials say a passenger car ran into the trooper’s patrol vehicle from behind Saturday afternoon on the Loop 202 Santan Freeway.

They said the trooper was investigating a single-vehicle collision in the area and was sitting in his vehicle when the crash occurred.

A man who driving the car and his female passenger died in the crash, DPS officials said.

Their names, ages and hometowns weren’t immediately released.

The trooper was being treated for injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

The cause of the crash was under investigation and DPS officials said driver impairment hasn’t been ruled out.

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