Police: 1 killed in red light crash in Chandler

CHANDLER, AZ - Police say a person is dead after a red light crash Friday in Chandler.

According to Chandler police Sgt. Joe Favazzo, a 2003 Chevrolet truck and a 2005 Toyota minivan collided at the intersection of McQueen Road and Ray road early Friday morning.

Police say there was a driver and five passengers inside the minivan. The truck had a loaded landscaping trailer attached to it. Inside the truck was a driver and four passengers. The driver of the truck, a 49-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The exact details are still unclear, but police say one of the cars apparently ran a red light. Investigators are looking at damage and impact areas, among other factors, to determine cause of the accident, said Favazzo.

One male passenger from the minivan was flown to a local hospital and, according to police, had just arrived into the U.S. from Iraq within the past 10 days. No other details were released.

Two other passengers in the minivan suffered minor injuries. Two children, a six-year-old boy and a 10-year-old, were in the truck, but are doing fine, said Favazzo.

Police are working to determine if impairment may have been a factor with the driver of the truck. Police believe impairment was not a factor for the driver of the minivan.

There were no witnesses who saw the crash, so police say they are having difficulty establishing exactly who was in which car.

Passengers in both vehicles say the other driver ran the red light.

The intersection at McQueen and Ray roads was closed for some time but has now reopened.

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