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2 killed after vehicle rollover near Tonopah identified

TONOPAH, Ariz. -- Authorities have released the names of two people killed after being ejected in a rollover crash near Tonopah.

Maricopa County Sheriff's officials say the victims are 41-year-old Justin Burts and 35-year-old Laura Roberts.

Their hometowns and relationship aren't immediately available.

A driver spotted a vehicle rolled over near Baseline and Wickenburg roads Thursday morning and notified the sheriff's office.

Investigators say it appears the vehicle crossed the center lane, hit a shoulder on the road and rolled into the desert.

Sheriff's officials say the man landed about 90 feet from the vehicle and the woman landed 120 feet from the car.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, but authorities say speed may have been a factor.

They say it's also unclear if drug and-or alcohol use were factors.

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