Woman killed in crash near Central Avenue and Camelback Road

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Posted at 10:16 AM, Oct 04, 2021

PHOENIX — Phoenix police say a 37-year-old woman has died after a crash near Central Avenue and Camelback Road.

The crash occurred around 2:30 a.m. on Friday when an SUV rear-ended a sedan. A woman who was in the passenger seat of the sedan was seriously injured.

She was taken to the hospital where she was left in extremely critical condition. Police say the woman, identified as Andreanna Blaine, died Saturday.

The driver of the SUV, identified as 42-year-old Thaila Begaye, reportedly fled the scene on foot. Begaye was located nearby and taken into custody.

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Begaye faces charges for aggravated assault, failure to stay on scene of a serious crash, and endangerment. Potential DUI charges are still under investigation.