Woman dies in head-on crash in Apache Junction; 3 teens hurt


by Alicia E. Barrón


Posted on May 31, 2010 at 5:13 PM

Updated Monday, May 31 at 9:33 PM

APACHE JUNCTION - A car with three teenagers crashed with a woman driving a PT Cruiser near Baseline and Meridian in Apache Junction.

The woman died.

Investigators say the two cars collided head-on. Officer Danny Garcia, with the Apache Junction Police Department, explains, “The PT cruiser veered into the westbound lane."

Investigators say a woman in her 50s was driving the blue PT cruiser and died at the scene following the collision.

Investigators say they are still unsure why she allegedly veered into the oncoming car.

Crews airlifted the three teens that were traveling in the other car to area hospitals. There were two 18-year-old girls and one 18-year-old boy.

Police say witnesses rushed to help. Garcia explains, “There was, I believe, a Mesa firefighter that helped out that was driving, following the vehicles as it happened…and helped with some aide."

Investigators say the teens were conscious and talking during their transport to the hospital.

Right now investigators say they do not suspect alcohol was a factor in the crash. 3TV has learned the woman who died was an Apache Junction resident but her identity has not been released.