Phoenix police investigating fatal crash at 27th Ave. & McDowell

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(Source: 3TV/CBS5) (Source: 3TV/CBS5)
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A fatal accident is restricting traffic in the area of 27th Avenue and McDowell Road.

Phoenix police are urging drivers to avoid the area. 

Two patients had to be extricated from their vehicles following the multi-car collision.

One of those patients was pronounced dead. The other was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

Several other patients reportedly also suffered minor injuries.

The circumstances of the accident are not yet known.

One witness described the horrific scene. "Basically the cars just split in half, like butter," he said. "It was quick."

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