Two people killed in crash involving tow truck near 83rd Ave and McDowell

Phoenix Fire
Posted at 7:04 PM, Apr 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-17 11:20:44-04

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Fire Department says two people were killed in a crash involving a tow truck Friday night.

Firefighters say they responded to reports of a vehicle that crashed into a tow truck near 83rd Avenue and McDowell Road just after 6 p.m.

When firefighters got on scene, the passenger vehicle was engulfed in flames and two people were trapped inside.

The fire was extinguished but the two people inside the vehicle were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Phoenix police say the vehicle involved crossed over a median into oncoming traffic when it hit the tow truck head-on.

Police say the two people killed were identified as 25-year-old Guadalupe Orosco and 35-year-old Amanda Ramirez.