Arizona Department of Public Safety are investigating a fiery collision that left 3 people dead and 4 seriously injured when 2 SUVs collided, 1 reportedly stolen by a 14-year old teenage boy, on Interstate 17 (I-17) late Monday evening, Oct. 6th. The incident occurred sometime around 8:00 p.m. when DPS received reports of a stolen 2006 white Ford Expedition traveling north on I-17 near Dunlap Avenue. Before troopers could intercept the vehicle, the stolen Ford Explorer exited the freeway and crashed into a Honda CRV that was turning on a green light north onto the frontage road from Greenway Road. The Ford Explorer became quickly engulfed in flames following the crash.
Police say the Ford Explorer was driven by a 14-year old teenage boy and contained 7 passengers. A female passenger in the stolen Explorer died at the scene while 2 others, a 13-year old girl and 38-year old woman, were transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance where they were pronounced dead upon arrival. The teen driver along with 3 other teenage passengers suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Honda CRV refused transport and was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
“Such a large scene and so many patients,” said Sgt. Vince Lewis with Phoenix PD. “Phoenix fire did a really good job not only with transporting those that they could but also assisting first responders with DPS and Phoenix police with that scene.”
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