Woman dies after crash with suspected impaired driver in Phoenix

PHOENIX - Phoenix police are investigating after a woman was killed in a crash with a suspected impaired driver Tuesday afternoon. 

Shortly before 4:45 p.m., officers responded to a collision at the intersection of 63rd Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road. 

Police say a pickup truck traveling northbound collided with an SUV traveling westbound.

The driver and passenger of the pickup truck were taken to the hospital after the crash.

The passenger, 47-year-old Lori Ann Alvarado, was pronounced dead, according to police. 

Police say alcohol impairment is suspected on the 47-year-old driver of the pickup truck. He is expected to survive his injuries, police said. 

Criminal charges are going to be determined after the investigation is completed, according to police. The name of the driver of the pickup truck has not been released. 

The driver and 4-year-old passenger in the SUV reported no serious injuries to authorities. 

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