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PD: Hayden and Chaparral roads reopen after deadly crash

Deadly crash at Hayden and Chaparral Road
Posted at 5:19 AM, Apr 28, 2019

SCOTTSDALE — Scottsdale police say driver impairment played a factor in a 2-car collision that left one person dead and another critically injured Sunday morning.

The intersection of Hayden and Chaparral roads in Scottsdale was closed for several hours while police worked to clear the scene.

Authorities say the suspect was driving erratically and at a high rate of speed on Hayden approaching Chaparral when he ran a red light and struck the victim's vehicle.

The victim, 46-year-old Ryan Ralph Thomas, was taken to the hospital where he later died. Police say the suspect remains in the hospital in serious condition.

Alcohol impairment was a factor in this incident, said Scottsdale Sgt. Ben Hoster.

Police say this is an ongoing investigation. Stay with ABC15 News and for updates