1 Killed, 2 critical after taxi cab crash

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PHOENIX -- Two people are in critical condition and a 70-year-old woman has died after their taxi cab crashed in Phoenix Saturday afternoon.

Authorities say 32-year-old Delicia Delee Harris, of Phoenix, apparently lost control of the taxi while heading west on Interstate 10. The 2007 Toyota hatchback went off the freeway, through a fence and into a utility pole near 40th Street.

Phoenix Fire Capt. Benjamin Santillan said the engine compartment burst into flames after the occupants were out of the vehicle.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety identified the passengers as 70-year-old Darlene Carol Davidson and 71-year-old Robert Harry Davidson from Felch, Michigan.

A woman who witnessed the crash started doing CPR on Darlene Davidson.

"Unconscious, yes, and I wasn't sure if she was breathing," Linda Smith said. "The one man was bleeding and was laying across the console into the front, and the other lady was in the front seat of the car."

Santillan said Darlene Davidson was pulseless and not breathing when firefighters arrived. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

DPS and Phoenix police are investigating the crash.