PD: Baby dies, 4 others injured after driver runs red light in central Phoenix

7th Street and Buckeye Road Crash
7th St/Buckeye Road crash
Posted at 9:22 PM, Aug 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-29 22:21:55-04

PHOENIX — Police say a 6-month-old baby has died and four others were seriously injured after a driver ran a red light in central Phoenix Saturday night.

Officials say the collision occurred around 9 p.m. near 7th Street and Buckeye Road.

Officers arrived at the scene and found two pickup trucks at the intersection.

One of the pickup trucks had rolled over and had several occupants on board.

Fire officials say a 6-month-old girl and a 3-year-old were transported in extremely critical condition. Police confirmed the 6-month-old baby, identified as Ivory Gerald, later died at the hospital.

Fire crews transported all remaining occupants of the GMC truck to a nearby hospital.

A woman in her 30s, and a man and woman in their 20s were transported in critical condition.

The 40-year-old driver remained at the scene.

An investigation revealed the driver of a Ford pickup truck was heading southbound on 7th Street when he reportedly ran a red light, colliding into the GMC pickup truck, which was traveling westbound on Buckeye Road.

Police say impairment is not believed to be a factor.

An investigation remains ongoing.