PD: News SUV involved in serious downtown Phoenix crash

PHOENIX - Authorities say a rollover crash involved a news vehicle Tuesday morning in downtown Phoenix.

The rollover happened around 10:30 a.m. at Van Buren and 12th streets.

A KPNX Channel 12 News SUV was part of the wreck with two people in the vehicle, said Phoenix fire spokesman Larry Nunez.

Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump said a black SUV was traveling north on 12th Street and failed to yield at a stop sign before making a left turn onto Van Buren Street.

The SUV then ran into the passenger side of the 12 News SUV, forcing the news vehicle into oncoming traffic, Crump said.

Kim Covington with 12 News was transported in stable condition, according to Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump.

A photographer in the vehicle at the time was not hurt but went to the hospital with Covington, said Crump.

Phoenix police said Van Buren Street was closed from 7th Street and 16th Street in both directions while crews worked to clear the scene.

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