A 20-year-old Kingman woman was killed and her sister in a three-vehicle wreck southeast of Wickenburg.
Marissa Kinney and her 18-year-old sister, Allison Kinney, were traveling eastbound around 5:30 p.m.
Sunday on state Route 74 when the tire on her 1989 Toyota blew out, Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Frank Valenzuela said.
Kinney lost control of her car, which drifted and collided with a westbound 1981 Toyota pickup driven by a 17-year-old Phoenix boy.
The youth was taken to a Phoenix hospital where he was treated and released, Valenzuela said.
Marissa Kinney was pronounced dead at the scene.
Allison Kinney, also of Kingman, was airlifted to John C.
Lincoln Hospital in Phoenix, where she was treated for a broken arm and released.
The wreck occurred about two miles east of the junction with U.S.
Kinney's car struck another westbound car driven by a Chandler family.
The driver, Sundai Coard, 29, was airlifted to St.
Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix in serious condition.
Two other passengers in that car, including a 6-year-old child, were admitted for observation.
Valenzuela said seat belts were in use by everyone in the vehicles.
It is not known what kind of tire failed on Kinney's vehicle.
Two people from Glendale were killed March 14 when a tire-tread separation caused their minivan to flip along U.S.
Highway 93 near Dolan Springs.