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Updated Jul 16, 2014 - 3:58 pm

Authorities: 2 dead after rollover near Gila Bend

GILA BEND, Ariz. -- Two people are dead after a rollover accident on Interstate 8 near Gila Bend.

Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say the accident occurred around 11:15 a.m. Wednesday about five miles west of Gila Bend.

The names of the two killed weren't immediately released.

ADOT officials say a detour was established to get drivers around the closure. The road was reopened about 3:30 p.m.

Interstate 8 is one of the main highways for Arizona drivers headed to Yuma or San Diego, California.

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