3Rd person dies from head-on crash in Phoenix

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Two people are dead and a third is in critical condition after a "dine and dash" incident led to a high-speed police chase that ended in a head-on crash. By Catherine Holland Two people are dead and a third is in critical condition after a "dine and dash" incident led to a high-speed police chase that ended in a head-on crash. By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX (AP) -- Phoenix police say a third person has died as a result of a head-on collision that occurred after two of the victims left a restaurant without paying their bill, leading to a police pursuit.

Sgt. Trent Crump says 26-year-old Valeria Cervantez was the driver of the car that left the restaurant and that she died Sunday. Police are still trying to identify a male passenger in that vehicle.

The other victim has been identified as 31-year-old Sylvester Romero of Phoenix.

Romero was returning home from work Thursday night when his vehicle collided head-on with the car driven by Cervantez.

According to police, Cervantez lost control of the car while traveling at high speed and being tracked by a police aircraft after ground units had backed off on their pursuit.\

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