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Police: Speed suspected in crash that killed woman near 51st Avenue and Van Buren

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Posted at 8:51 AM, May 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-16 12:02:29-04

PHOENIX — Police say speed may have been a factor in a crash that killed a 27-year-old woman near 51st Avenue and Van Buren Street Saturday night.

Phoenix police said just before 9 p.m., officers responded to a crash near the area.

Officers learned it involved two vehicles, described as a PT Cruiser and a four-door sedan.

The woman driving the PT Cruiser was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said the woman driving the sedan, identified as 27-year-old Dominica Cordova, was also taken to a hospital where she died.

Detectives believe the speed of the sedan may have been a factor in the crash.

No other details were provided.