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Driver killed in crash after running red light near 55th Avenue and Indian School Road, police say

Phoenix Police Department
Posted at 7:00 AM, Dec 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-30 09:02:07-05

PHOENIX — Phoenix police are investigating a deadly crash near 55th Avenue and Indian School Road.

Around 10 p.m. on Tuesday, police say a brown Chevy S10 was headed southbound on 55th Avenue when it collided with a tan-colored Jeep Cherokee that was driving eastbound.

The driver of the Chevy, 38-year-old Carlos Uriarte, was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The driver and occupants of the Jeep suffered only minor injuries.

Impairment is not believed to be a factor in the crash, however, police believe Uriarte failed to stop for a red traffic light.