1 killed in New Year's Day collision

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by Christina O'Haver

azfamily.com

Posted on January 1, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 3 at 10:35 AM

Map: 4400 W. Baseline Rd.

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PHOENIX -- A man was killed in an early morning car crash on New Year's Day after making an illegal U-turn, according to the Phoenix Police Department.

Shortly after 2 a.m., a 2005 Pontiac Sunfire was westbound on Baseline Road when it made a U-turn near 44th Avenue and collided with a westbound 2011 Kia Soul.

The driver of the Pontiac, Coransen Tonechine, was transported to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Tonechine's 34-year-old female passenger and the Kia's 29-year-old female driver were not injured.

It was unknown Wednesday whether Tonechine was impaired.

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