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Three men killed in overnight crash in Phoenix

Posted at 7:38 AM, Dec 26, 2015

Three people have died in an overnight crash at 59th Avenue and Indian School Road in Phoenix. 

Police say around 2 a.m. Saturday, the driver of a black Chevy Tahoe heading westbound on Indian School ran the red light and crashed into a white Lexus that was heading northbound on 59th Avenue.

The three occupants of the Lexus died on scene. Police identified the driver of the 1997 Lexus as Jonathan Lawrence Green, 25. His passengers included Jose Luis Hernandez, 25, and Jose Angel Martinez, 25. 

Police say the driver of the SUV stayed on scene. He was not injured. His passenger was taken to the hospital to be evaluated for minor injuries. 

Police evaluated the driver, a 27-year-old, for any signs of impairment.

"We found no immediate signs that he was impaired to the degree where he would be considered drunk; however, we will do blood tests and things of that nature to determine whether alcohol was a factor in this collision," said Sgt. James Holmes with the Phoenix Police Department.

Police said that the driver was released pending biological testing, and charges are pending. 

Family for Green, the driver behind the wheel of the Lexus, has shared a GoFundMe account where they say their sibling and two of his friends died at the scene of the accident. Green leaves behind a fiancée, four young daughters, and they are hoping to raise funds for Green's funeral and his four girls.