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3 killed in 3-vehicle wreck on US 89 north of Chino Valley

Authorities say three people were killed in a three-vehicle wreck in north-central Arizona.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety said four other people were injured in the wreck Thursday on U.S. 89 north of Chino Valley.

The DPS said a southbound SUV driven by 47-year-old Hue Sowash of Peach Springs crossed the center line and collided head-on with a SUV driven by 29-year-old Ian A. Castelhano of Crown King.

Castelhano's SUV then struck a broken-down pickup stopped on the side of the highway.

The DPS said both SUV drivers were killed along with a 3-year-old passenger in Castelhano's SUV. The child's name and gender weren't released.

Castelhano's SUV caught fire but passing motorists got four injured passengers out of.