Mother killed in rollover wreck as teen rushed her to hospital

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- A Valley mother was killed in a rollover wreck as her teenage daughter rushed her to the hospital early Monday morning.

It happened at the intersection of 51st Avenue and Indian School Road at about 5 a.m.

Sgt. Trent Crump of the Phoenix Police Department said the mother, Rosa Holguin, 54, apparently woke up with some medical issues and her 16-year-old daughter was driving her to the hospital.

The teen apparently took a turn too fast. She lost control and hit the median, which caused the SUV to roll.

Holguin was thrown from the vehicle as it flipped over. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The vehicle continued. It actually rolled a couple of times," Crump said. "It then continued on all four wheels. Whether the accelerator was stuck or whether [the driver's] foot was on it, we don't know at this point. She continued to drive through several parking lots, hitting various items -- curbs and landscape medians and those types of things."

Police believe the 16-year-old was driving on a permit. The girl was taken to the hospital; her condition was not immediately available.

The name of the teen will not be released.

The intersection of 51st Avenue and Indian School was closed while police conducted their investigation. Crump said that closure would likely remain in place for a few hours.