Officials: Woman dead, 3 others injured after west Phoenix car crash

PHOENIX - A woman is dead and three others are hospitalized after a crash involving multiple cars in west Phoenix Sunday night.

Authorities responded to the area of 51st Avenue and McDowell Road after receiving reports of an accident involving four cars.

Fire officials say four people were taken to the hospital as a result of the crash.

One woman had to be extricated from a car and suffered very serious injuries, officials said. Two other women and a man were also taken to area hospitals with serious injuries. 

Phoenix police said later that a woman died shortly after being taken to the hospital. Police later identified the woman as 24-year-old Daisy Pacheco. 

Three other victims were treated on scene, officials say.

An investigation is ongoing.

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