Toddler, two others killed in possible alcohol related crashPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX - Three people are dead and another three people are injured after a car and an SUV collided in an early morning accident at 87th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road.
Two cars collision
RAW: 3 dies in two car collision
According to Phoenix Police, witnesses told officers that around 6:30 a.m., Saturday, Juan Loera, 20, was speeding down Lower Buckeye Road in a blue Acura.
The car struck a white Murano that was turning from 87th Avenue onto Lower Buckeye Road.
A three-year-old boy and passenger Blanca Garcia were ejected from the SUV and died on scene.
The driver of the SUV, Laura Hernandex-Urbina, 33, was taken to the hospital in serious condition. Melky Munoz was also riding in the SUV and sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Andres Chacon, 19, was the sole passenger in the Acura and was also pronounced dead on scene. Loera, the driver of that car, sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Roads in the area were closed for much of Saturday morning.
Police continue to investigate the accident, but believe that alcohol and/or drugs might also be a factor in the cause of the accident.