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MCSO: 2 killed in Mesa crash after truck runs red light

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Posted at 7:31 AM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 15:41:25-04

MESA, AZ — Two people were killed in a crash involving a red-light runner in Mesa Wednesday night.

According to Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, the two-vehicle crash happened at the intersection of Recker Road and University Drive around 9:40 p.m.

Witnesses reported seeing a pickup truck headed southbound on Recker Road before running a red light, hitting a passenger car that was headed eastbound on University Drive.

A 57-year-old woman was driving the pickup truck. She was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

MCSO says the two occupants of the passenger car, a 32-year-old driver and 23-year-old passenger, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Impairment and speed are believed to be factors in the crash, but the investigation is ongoing.