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Aug 10, 2013 11:47 AM by Scott Oathout

Fatal accident closes Westbound I-10 near Red Rock

RED ROCK, Ariz.- Westbound Interstate 10 is closed west of Red Rock due to a fatal rollover.

The Department of Public Safety says a minivan rolled over in the median near Milepost 219 around 7:30 Saturday morning.

Avra Valley Fire spokesman Patrick Calhoun says one person died and another 11 patients are being transported to the hospital. Three patients were taken to UAMC with life-threatening injuries.

Calhoun says nine of the patients in the vehicle are under the age of 12.

DPS says eastbound traffic was affected for a short time while helicopters landed to transport some of the patients.

Stay with News 4 Tucson online and on-air for updates on the accident.

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