PHOENIX — A man is dead and five other people are in the hospital Sunday after a multi-car crash in Phoenix, the city’s police department said.
Firefighters were sent to the scene around 5 a.m. Sunday near 35th Avenue and Van Buren Street and found a crash involving two cars. According to Phoenix police, one of the vehicles had rolled over and several people were seriously injured.
Police said a man at the scene, identified as Sergio De Le Torre Quintero, 20, was pronounced dead. Five other people, including a juvenile, were taken to the hospital. Authorities added that one of the injured adults sustained life-threatening injuries.
Initial information indicated Quintero was driving westbound on Van Buren Street when he ran the red light at 35th Avenue and struck the other vehicle involved going north on 35th Avenue, police said. Authorities also said speed and impairment are both believed to be factors in the crash.
The intersection was expected to be closed for several hours as police investigate the cause of the crash.
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