PD: 1 killed in street racing crash


by azfamily.com

Video report by Erika Flores

Posted on May 10, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Updated Tuesday, May 13 at 1:00 PM

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PHOENIX -- Phoenix police say a crash that killed one person and injured others Friday night appears to be the result of street racing.

Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Trent Crump said Phoenix and Tempe police were called to the crash at 48th Street and Broadway Road about 9:30 p.m.

Witnesses reported that a red Chevrolet Camaro and dark-colored Ford Mustang were street racing at speeds of more than 100 mph east on Broadway Road from 32nd Street.

When the two vehicles approached the 48th Street intersection, the Camaro reportedly lost control for unknown reasons, crossed the center line and collided with a westbound silver BMW.

Crump said the BMW impacted the passenger side of the Camaro, then rotated and collided head-on with a Chrysler 300, which was also traveling west on Broadway Road.

"All of a sudden, I hear this screeching and this loud bang," said Anthony Bondi, who works at gas station just feet away from the scene. "I didn't know what it was at first so I ran outside and you could smell the burning rubber."

The driver of the Camaro was transported to a hospital with critical injuries and later pronounced dead, according to Crump.

All other people involved sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

"We're lucky that we didn't have additional people injured or killed, or injured more seriously and killed," Crump said.

The Mustang that was reportedly racing the Camaro fled the scene.

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