BENSON, Ariz. (AP) A van carrying high school cheerleaders rolled on a southern Arizona interstate, and two other vehicles crashed behind the wrecked van. Two people were killed, and 14 were injured.
The three coaches and eight cheerleaders in the van were traveling from San Manuel to Tombstone, about 70 miles away, for a Friday night football game. The game was canceled.
The Department of Public Safety said the van's driver swerved to miss a dog before the van rolled about 10 miles west of Benson. An SUV slowed to avoid the crash, and was struck by a semi-truck behind it, killing two passengers in the SUV.
University Medical Center in Tucson said Saturday that the van's driver and coach Elizabeth Zazueta, 47, and cheerleader Tyler Cline, 16, were in critical condition.