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PD: Teen driver suspected of DUI in deadly Phoenix crash

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Posted at 11:15 AM, Oct 03, 2021

PHOENIX — Police say a teen is suspected of driving under the influence after crashing an SUV into a wall in north Phoenix Sunday, leaving one woman dead and another hurt.

At about 9 a.m., officers responded to a vehicle collision near Interstate 17 and Dunlap Avenue.

Officers learned the crash involved one vehicle, with an SUV allegedly losing control and leaving the roadway.

The SUV then crashed into a short block wall near a home in the area.

A teen boy was driving the SUV with two women also in the car, police said.

One of the women suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other woman was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Authorities say impairment is believed to be a factor in the crash.

An investigation is underway.

The area will be restricted for an unknown amount of time.