PD: 1 killed, 1 critical in Phoenix crash

PHOENIX - Authorities said one person has died and another remains hospitalized in critical condition after their vehicle crashed into another car in northwest Phoenix Saturday evening.

Sgt. Trent Crump, spokesman for the Phoenix Police Department, said a Nissan Altima with two people inside ran a red light at the 43rd Avenue and Cactus Road intersection around 9:45 p.m. Saturday.

The Nissan Altima collided with a Kia Optima, said Crump.

The driver of the Nissan Altima, as well as a passenger, were transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, said police. The female passenger died due to injuries sustained in the crash.

The driver remained in critical condition Sunday, said Crump.

Police said the two occupants in the Nissan Altima were not wearing seatbelts and the vehicle's airbags did not deploy.

The driver of the Kia Optima was wearing her seatbelt and sustained minor injuries in the crash, said Crump. She was released from the hospital.

Authorities said impairment is not a factor in the crash and that the investigation is on-going.

The victim's name has not been released pending notification of next-of-kin.

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