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Truck hits church van carrying 9 children head-on

Truck hits church van carrying 9 children head-on

By Rikki Mitchell. CREATED Oct 6, 2013

PIMA COUNTY, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - Deputies responded to Nogales Highway and Hermans Road for an accident involving a church van carrying nine children, according to Deputy Tracy Suitt with PCSD. 

Suitt tells KGUN9 that the van was heading northbound on Nogales Highway with an adult driver and nine children.

A pick-up truck was heading southbound and drifted into the northbound lanes hitting the van head-on.

The driver of the truck was also taken to the hospital.

Suitt says injuries are unknown, but do not appear to be life-threatening.

He also said alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor in the crash.

KGUN9 has a crew on the way and will update this story as information becomes available.

Rikki Mitchell

Rikki Mitchell

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Rikki Mitchell is a proud University of Arizona grad and joined the KGUN9 team after graduation. Rikki reports as a video journalist for the evening and weekend newscasts.