Crash on Interstate 40 in Winslow Leaves Three Dead, Including Infant and Teenager

Winslow, Arizona – Three individuals, including a teenager and a 4-month-old infant, tragically lost their lives in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 40 in Winslow on Wednesday morning, according to officials from the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS).

The fatal accident occurred around 7:34 a.m. at milepost 257 near State Route 87. DPS reported that a total of eight people were traveling in a pickup truck when the vehicle veered off the road into the median for reasons unknown. The driver then attempted to correct the course, leading to the truck rolling multiple times and ejecting three passengers.

Among those who did not survive the crash were the 4-month-old infant, a teenage boy, and an adult man. The remaining five occupants, including the female driver, were transported to the hospital for medical attention.

At this time, DPS has not ruled out the possibility of impairment as a factor contributing to the accident. While I-40 eastbound was briefly closed in the vicinity, it was soon reopened to traffic.

Roadway safety remains a critical concern in Arizona, with data from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) indicating a gradual increase in motor vehicle fatalities over the past decade. ADOT offers driving tips on its website, emphasizing the importance of avoiding speeding, driving under the influence, distractions, and ensuring the use of seatbelts for all passengers.

Additionally, ADOT advises motorists to be vigilant in emergency situations, work zones, and adverse weather conditions. Real-time highway conditions can be accessed through ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site, the AZ 511 app, and ADOT’s Twitter feed for the latest updates.

As investigations into the tragic crash in Winslow continue, our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives in this devastating incident.