Grand Canyon West fatal accident victims all family members from Georgia

The semi-tractor trailer involved in a double fatal crash near Grand Canyon West, Ariz., on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. (Mohave County Sheriff's Office photo)

The two victims in a deadly crash in Arizona on Wednesday have been identified.

Two people were killed and two suffered severe injuries when a 2017 Nissan and a semi-tractor collided about 1:10 p.m. on Diamond Bar Road at mile post 11, near Grand Canyon West.

Killed were a husband and wife from Conyers, Ga.

They were identified as driver Karen Foxworth, 60, and front-seat passenger Charles Foxworth, 59.

She was extricated from the vehicle but attempts to save her life were unsuccessful. He died at the scene. Neither were wearing seat belts, according to the Mohave County Sheriff's office

Their adult children, Laura Foxworth, 19, and Charles Foxworth, 23, both of McDonough, Ga., were in teh back seat. They were airlifted to UMC Trauma in Las Vegas with severe injuries.

CPR played a role in saving their lives, according to Trish Carter of the Mohave County Sheriff's Office.

The MCSO said the crash occurred because the Nissan failed to negotiate a curve and crossed the center line into the path of the empty gas tanker.

The driver of the tanker, 56-year-old Cory Schober of Phoenix was flown to UMC after he complained of back pain after initially refusing medical treatment.

The crash remains under investigation.

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