Passenger Dies in Weekend Crash on McDowell Mountain Road in Fountain Hills
FOUNTAIN HILLS, AZ (August 17, 2019) – One person died in a crash Saturday afternoon on McDowell Mountain Road near a park entrance.
The crash happened around 4:16 p.m. north of Fountain Hills Boulevard. According to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, a car was traveling southbound when the driver lost control and the vehicle rolled into the desert and caught fire.
The crash sparked a small brush fire, which was extinguished quickly.
Responding crews pronounced one passenger dead at the scene. The identity of the victim was not immediately available.
Two others were taken to a hospital with serious injuries.
One of the occupants suggested a blowout may have contributed to the crash, however, investigators had not confirmed that as of press time.
All three of those involved were minors and MCSO will not be releasing identification for that reason.
Traffic detectives closed the roadway for several hours while they investigated the incident.
Our deepest condolences are with the family and friends of the deceased. We also wish the injured parties a swift and steady recovery.
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