UPDATED: Gantzel Rd southbound south of Empire Rd for the next several hours

UPDATED: Gantzel Rd southbound south of Empire Rd for the next several hours

AVOID Gantzel Rd southbound south of Empire Rd for the next several hours due to traffic incident. Some roads closed.

Pinal County advises you to AVOID Gantzel Rd southbound south of Empire due to a current traffic issue.

A vehicle crash near Gantzel Rd south of Empire Rd has closed gantzel Rd southbound south of Empire Rd and will require a detour of traffic for the next several hours.

Take Empire Rd west to Gary Rd then south to Hunt Hwy.

Update from PCSO on the accident on Gantzel this morning:

Just after 4:30 this morning, The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a single vehicle accident that just occurred on North Gantzel Road near Poston Butte High School.

The investigation revealed the driver over corrected and lost control, causing the car to roll over and crash before catching on fire. The driver was ejected from the car and a female passenger was removed from the car by other motorists prior to it catching on fire. Both were transported to the hospital. The driver is in critical condition, suffering from multiple injuries. The passenger was transported to the hospital as well. She has minor injuries and is expected to recover.

The investigation revealed that the driver was driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. He has a BAC of .038 and tested positive for active THC. The driver will be charged with multiple counts of Driving Under the Influence, and may face additional charges. 

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