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Firefighters: One killed in crash near 7th Avenue and Broadway

Deadly accident near 7th Avenue and Broadway
Posted at 2:09 PM, Aug 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-13 21:35:45-04

PHOENIX — Officials say one person was killed and another hospitalized after a crash in south Phoenix Tuesday afternoon.

The Phoenix Fire Department says two vehicles were involved in a T-bone crash near 7th Avenue and Broadway around 1:45 p.m..

The Phoenix Police Department says a Ford Mustang driven by 24-year-old Salvador Banda, Jr. was heading south on 7th Avenue when it hit another Mustang driven by a 53-year-old man that was turning from a side street to head north on 7th Avenue.

The crash sent Banda Jr.'s Mustang into the northbound lanes, where it crashed with a Honda Pilot.

Banda, Jr., was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Honda Pilot suffered serious, but non-life threatening, injuries and was taken to the hospital. The other Mustang driver and a passenger were not injured.

Police say impairment does not appear to be a factor in the crash, but say speed may have played a role.

The Phoenix Police Department says the crash closed 7th Avenue in both directions between Broadway and Watkins while officers investigated.