KINGMAN, Ariz. (KSAZ) - Department of Public Safety troopers were at the scene of a deadly crash along U.S. 93 near the Arizona-Nevada border on Tuesday.
Two people have been killed and three others were injured in the collision that may have involved as many as eight vehicles.
Drivers heading to the Las Vegas area are being told to use an alternate route as the road was expected to be closed for several hours. All traffic was turned around to go south on 93.
The Arizona Department of Transportation suggested taking a detour on State Route 68 to Laughlin and Nevada 163, U.S. 95 to Las Vegas.
The closure was in effect from the Hoover Dam south to Kingman. Just after 7:00 p.m., both lanes of northbound U.S. 93 at milepost 27 north of Kingman reopened, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
No names have been released in this case.
Update: 2 fatalities and three injuries. 8 vehicles total. NB US93 at MP27 closed for at least 4hrs. Use Alt route to Vegas. pic.twitter.com/I2S8EzdYG2— Dept. Public Safety (@Arizona_DPS) March 21, 2017
There are multiple vehicles involved and the roadway will be closed for a while. There are several patients. https://t.co/8Ld68A5mpm— Dept. Public Safety (@Arizona_DPS) March 21, 2017
US 93 northbound south of Hoover Dam: Road blocked for a collision at milepost 27. #aztraffic— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) March 21, 2017
US 93 NB north of Kingman remains CLOSED at mp 27. All traffic will be turned around to go SB on 93. Detour below. pic.twitter.com/QmzbeHXinC— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) March 21, 2017