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PD: Teen dead, 4 injured in crash in north Phoenix

FD: 5 people injured in north Phoenix crash
Posted at 3:36 PM, Nov 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-04 08:07:15-04

A 14-year-old girl is dead, and four others are injured, after a crash in north Phoenix on Thursday afternoon.

Authorities were called to the area of Tatum Boulevard and Cave Creek Road around 3 p.m. after receiving reports of a crash involving two cars.

Witnesses told police that an SUV and a silver sedan collided, causing the sedan to roll over.

Four people were inside of the silver vehicle and 14-year-old Shelby Faught was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the car, police said. The teenage girl was pronounced dead at the scene.

One of Faught's friends told ABC15 he feels for those who never got a chance to meet her. 

"You missed out on really getting to know a wonderful, passionate girl that had a lot of things going for her in life," said friend Chavez Bell. 

Bell is helping organize a vigil that will take place Monday night at 7p at 1106 E. Grovers Ave. in Phoenix. 

Three other people were hospitalized in serious condition, police said. The driver of the SUV, a 53-year-old woman was also taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries.

Initial reports indicate that impairment is suspected on both drivers. Charges for both drivers will be determined at the end of the investigation.