High school student killed in Maricopa cattle truck crash

A 17-year-old Maricopa High School student was killed during a crash involving a cattle truck that closed State Route 347 in Maricopa for several hours on Friday.

The teenager was driving a pickup truck when it collided with the cattle truck on the highway. The driver of the cattle truck was taken to the hospital for non life threatening injuries.

State Route 347 in Maricopa was closed in both directions due to the crash.

The Arizona Department of Transportation says the highway is closed at mile post 171, just south of Maricopa.

Traffic was being diverted onto Ferrell Road.

Investigators say the teen was not wearing a seatbelt, the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Grief counselors will be at Maricopa High School to speak with students between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.