NEAR CASA GRANDE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – One person is dead, and another is in the hospital after a head-on wreck closed State Route 387 for several hours on Wednesday morning. In an update around 3:30 p.m., officials say both directions of SR 87 have reopened. The wreck happened where SR 387 meets State Route 87, about 20 minutes northeast of Casa Grande.
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, a Camaro and a Jeep collided, causing the Jeep to roll several times. The driver of the Jeep died at the scene. The driver of the Camaro was airlifted to a Phoenix-area hospital. Neither driver had passengers in their vehicle. DPS said the road closure at the 387/87 junction affected both directions while troopers tried to determine what led up to the wreck, and crews cleared the scene.
The Arizona Department of Transportation suggests drivers use alternate routes, including State Route 287.