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13-year-old killed in Goodyear crash, 6 others taken to hospital

Posted at 9:45 PM, Jun 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-27 01:25:36-04

A 13-year-old was killed in a crash in Goodyear Monday that sent six additional people to the hospital. 

Goodyear police say around 7:45 p.m., a vehicle was sitting at a red light near Yuma Road and Village Boulevard when it was hit from behind by a truck that failed to stop for the light.

The 13-year-old, identified as Edgar Nunez-Hernandez, was taken to the hospital in critical condition but did not survive.  

ABC15 spoke to a family friend Tuesday night who tells us Edgar was a "brilliant kid with an amazing future." She also told us Edgar was gearing up to start 8th grade this Fall. 

He was a passenger in the vehicle that was stopped at the light, along with two adults and an 11-year-old child. 

A 30-year-old man was driving the truck that failed to stop and had a five-year-old and three-year-old in the vehicle as well.

Everyone else taken to the hospital is expected to make a full recovery, according to police. 

Police say a criminal investigation is underway, but police say it does not appear impairment was a factor in the crash. 

A GoFundMe has since been set up for the funeral service of Nunez-Hernandez.