The of an overnight fatal crash has shut down State Route 347 in Maricopa and paralyzed morning rush hour traffic.  Spokesman Bart Graves with the Department of Public Safety says it appears a pick-up truck and a tow truck collided in a cross-very accident.  The driver of the pick-up truck was ejected and thrown from the

truck.  The passenger in the truck suffered serious injuries.  It’s unclear whether the tow-truck driver was injured.  Graves says the investigation is “complex” which has caused an eight-hour investigation.  Traffic is backed up with a three-mile standstill. Traffic has backed up so far, drivers are unable to leave their neighborhoods. 

Kris Dugan