I-40 crash kills Mormon Lake couple

KINGMAN - The two people killed in an accident on Interstate 40 between Seligman and Kingman Friday morning have been identified as a Mormon Lake couple.

The Department of Public Safety said 57-year-old Linda Lou Franz and her husband, 63-year-old Clark Franz, were killed after Linda lost control of the couple's SUV on an icy portion of the roadway while traveling westbound on I 40 around 9 a.m.

The SUV, which was in the left lane, slid into a commercial tractor trailer in the right lane before sliding back to the left lane and then off the roadway into the center median, where the vehicle struck a rock and rolled several times.

Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

DPS is looking for the truck that was involved in the crash. Officials said the driver may not have known the truck had been hit.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the truck and its driver can call the DPS Duty Office at (602) 223-2212.