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PD: One dead, 8 injured in a three-vehicle crash at 7th Avenue and Baseline

Posted at 4:59 AM, May 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-25 17:47:01-04

PHOENIX — One person is dead and eight others are injured following a three-vehicle crash near 7th Avenue and Baseline, according to the Phoenix Police and Fire Departments.

The crash, which occurred around 4 a.m., involved three vehicles and nine people, according to the Phoenix Police Department.

Police say around 4 a.m., a Passat operated by a 21-year-old woman was traveling northbound on 7th Avenue approaching Baseline when the driver failed yield at a stop sign and turned eastbound (right) onto Baseline Road.

While turning eastbound, the operator of the Passat crossed into the westbound lanes of traffic and collided with a Chevy Impala, operated by a 24-year-old man.

As a result of the initial collision, the Impala then crashed into a Chevy Tahoe, which was being driven by a 48-year-old man.

Police noted the Passat was carrying seven occupants, one of whom died. The deceased has been identified as 21-year-old Jessica Mendoza.

A total of nine patients were transported to area hospitals. Their conditions were not immediately available.

The cause of the crash is currently being investigated by the Phoenix Police Department, but impairment is believed to be a factor.

It was originally reported there were eight people involved in the crash.

Phoenix PD has clarified there were nine people involved in the crash and one person has died.

The roads around the crash reopened to traffic around 2:45 p.m.

The Phoenix Fire Department originally reported that the crash involved six vehicles rather than three. The story has been updated to reflect this change.