Car crash kills 2, closes lanes on major Phoenix highway

PHOENIX : A rollover crash on Interstate 10 in downtown Phoenix has killed two and injured seven.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety news release says a Chevrolet Tahoe driving east lost the left rear tire tread at around 3 p.m. Sunday. The driver lost control of the vehicle, which crossed the median before rolling over and stopping in the westbound lane.

The Tahoe had nine passengers, and five people were ejected. A man and a woman died at the scene. A westbound minivan struck one of them.

Three other adults were taken to the hospital as well as a 7-year-old boy and two children under the age of 5.

Four westbound lanes of the interstate were closed for several hours.