PHOENIX – One person is dead after an early morning wreck that closed a major Phoenix intersection Tuesday.
It happened at about 5:30 a.m. at Central Avenue and Baseline Road.
Aerial video from the scene showed two pickup trucks and a badly mangled white Dodge Stratus.
Emergency crews reportedly had to extricate a man from his car. He was rushed to a local hospital but died later in the day.
Sgt. Trent Crump of the Phoenix Police Department identified the man as 22-year-old Anthony Dominguez. He had just finished working a night shift and was driving home when he lost control of his car.
Police on the scene said the Stratus was speeding west on Baseline Road when it crashed into a blue pickup truck in front of it just before Central Avenue. Both vehicles spun out.
The out-of-control Stratus then flew into oncoming traffic. A brown pickup truck plowed into the driver's side of the Stratus just moments after the first crash. The massive impact of the T-bone wreck shoved the door of the Stratus all the way in to the middle of the car.
"We have a very serious collision here this morning that we believe has the potential to take this young man's life," Crump said. "This one is a little more complex in that we have two different impacts here at the same scene. We'll have to determine cause and speed."