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Two young women killed, others hurt in crash near 83rd Ave. & Bethany Home Rd.

83rd Ave and Bethany Home Crash
Posted at 8:21 AM, Aug 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-27 00:16:44-04

GLENDALE, AZ — Two young women have died and two others are hurt after a crash in the West Valley.

At around 2 a.m. Wednesday, emergency crews were called to the area of 83rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road for reports of a crash.

Initial information indicates a vehicle was traveling westbound on Bethany Home Road at a high rate of speed and failed to stop for a red light at the intersection, according to the Glendale Police Department.

The vehicle struck a second vehicle that was traveling northbound on 83rd Avenue through the intersection.

Police say 19-year-old Jazmine Marquez was inside the second vehicle and died at the scene. The driver of that vehicle, 18-year-old Ariyanna Parsad was transported to a hospital where she later died and a 20-year-old male also inside that same vehicle was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the suspected vehicle, a 22-year-old male, also suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital, police said.

An investigation into the exact cause of the crash remains under investigation and charges are pending the results of the investigation.

Detectives say they are investigating if speed and impairment as possible factors in this collision.