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DPS: Impairment likely in fatal Highway 89 crash

An Arizona Department of Public Safety vehicle
An Arizona Department of Public Safety vehicle

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says impairment was likely a factor in Tuesday’s collision north of Flagstaff that left one person dead and two others injured.

A sedan was headed north on Highway 89 near mile marker 439 when it was rear-ended by another car.

Officials say the vehicle then crossed the median and southbound lanes before it rolled over multiple times before it came to a stop. The sedan also left the road and rolled several times.

Both drivers were taken to the Flagstaff Medical Center.

A passenger in the sedan was pronounced dead at the scene. DPS has not released their name as the agency says they haven’t notified the family as of Wednesday.