Deadly crash causes traffic disruption on State Route 347

Traffic on northbound State Route 347 are impacted by a deadly crash Wednesday.

According to ADOT, the highway's southbound lanes are closed at Riggs Road, while the northbound lanes are closed at Casa Blanca.

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According to DPS, three people are dead. The crash reportedly happened at 3:21 p.m., on Casa Blanca Road, and involved a Semi and an SUV.

According to authorities,two men and a woman in the pickup were killed while the driver of the semi escaped injury.

The names, ages and hometowns of the three dead weren't immediately released.

DPS officials said an investigation into how the fatal accident occurred was ongoing.

ADOT officials are asking drivers to consider an alternate route.

The Associated Press (AP) contributed to this report.

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