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Mar 26, 2010 4:32 PM

2 Arizonans, 1 Louisianan killed in Phoenix crash

PHOENIX (AP) Phoenix police on Friday identified three men killed when a dump truck slammed into a group of motorcycles stopped at a red light. The crash also injured six others, two critically.

Police spokesman Officer Luis Samudio (suh-MOO-dee-oh) says two of the men were Phoenix-area residents, while a third was from Louisiana.

The Arizona men killed when the truck bowled over the eight motorcycles on Thursday were 67-year-old Clyde R. Nachand and 35-year-old Daniel L. Butler. The Louisiana resident was 52-year-old Stephen Punch of Lockport.

A man and a woman remained in critical condition, including 52-year-old Phoenix Fire Department Capt. Ernie Lizarraga. The names of the other injured weren't released.

Samudio says the 46-year-old truck driver didn't appear to be impaired.


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