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Woman dies after red light running crash near 15th Avenue and Bethany Home Road

Fatal Bethany Home Road Crash
Posted at 9:44 AM, Sep 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-06 19:44:20-04

PHOENIX — A 23-year-old woman has died after being hit by a red light runner Monday morning near 15th Avenue and Bethany Home Road.

At about 7 a.m., Phoenix police received reports of a two-vehicle crash in the area.

An investigation revealed that a Chevrolet Tahoe heading eastbound on Bethany Home Road failed to stop for a red light and collided with a Nissan Sentra that was traveling southbound with a green light.

The force of the crash caused the Sentra to go through a wall and into a nearby residential yard, avoiding the house.

The driver of the Sentra, identified as 23-year-old Selemawit Negash, was taken to a hospital where she later died. No one else was inside the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Officials transported the driver of the Tahoe, identified only as an adult man, to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Impairment is believed to have been a factor in the crash.

An investigation remains ongoing.