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1 killed in multi-vehicle crash Sunday near 27th Ave & Camelback Rd

Posted at 6:27 AM, May 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-16 11:31:32-04

PHOENIX — One person is dead after a multi-vehicle crash Sunday morning near 27th Avenue and Camelback Road.

Phoenix police said at around 2 a.m., officers responded to a serious crash in the area that involved five vehicles.

A white Acura sedan was heading southbound on 27th Avenue when the driver reportedly did not stop at a red light, causing a crash with a blue Chrysler sedan that was heading eastbound
on Camelback Road.

Three cars that were stopped on the south side of the intersection were hit by the white Acura as it kept heading south following the first crash.

Police said the male driver of the Acura was taken to a hospital with serious injuries and authorities suspect impairment for this driver.

The male passenger of the Acura, identified as 46-year-old Dereck Ashe, died at the scene.

The drivers of the other four vehicles were not hurt and had no passengers with them.

The crash remains under investigation.