PD: Speed likely factor in crash that killed teen, 3 others injured near 36th St and Indian School Rd

Posted at 10:26 PM, Mar 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-16 21:50:27-04

PHOENIX — One person has died and three others are in critical condition after a serious crash near 36th Street and Indian School Road.

Phoenix police said Monday morning that 16-year-old Tomas Villaverde died in the crash.

Just before 10 p.m. Sunday, a Ford Mustang was traveling east on Indian School Road at a high speed and hit a Honda Accord attempting to turn left onto 36th Street.

Two 16-year-olds and one 17-year-old were in the Mustang. During the crash, two of them were thrown from the car, police said.

Villaverde was in the Mustang and died from his injuries.

The two other teenagers suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The Honda, driven by a 50-year-old man, was pushed into a traffic signal pole. The driver was taken to a hospital in serious condition, but his injuries are said to be non-life-threatening.

Officials say that the man displayed signs of alcohol impairment. Possible charges against him have not yet been announced.

The investigation remains ongoing.