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MCSO: One killed, one seriously hurt in crash at Avondale Blvd and Lower Buckeye

Posted at 3:42 PM, Dec 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-29 17:42:27-05

AVONDALE, AZ — Impairment is being investigated by detectives after one person was killed and another was seriously hurt in a multi-vehicle crash in Avondale Saturday morning.

According to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, around 4:20 a.m., deputies came upon a crash involving a pickup truck and a semi-truck at the intersection of Avondale Boulevard and Lower Buckeye Road.

Officials say it appeared that the pickup truck had collided with the rear of the semi-truck.

A female passenger inside the pickup truck was pronounced dead at the scene. A second female passenger from the pickup truck was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Officials say the male passenger and male driver of the pickup truck were taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the semi-truck was not hurt in the incident.

No further information was immediately available.