Phoenix police are working a deadly collision on 43rd Avenue and Montebello. 19 March 2017 [Source: 3TV/CBS5 News]
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -
Authorities have identified the man who died after a head-on collision on 43rd Avenue south of Bethany Home Road Sunday afternoon.
Phoenix Police spokesman Sgt. Jonathan Howard said 22-year-old Deron James died at the hospital as a result of his injuries.
Investigators say James was a backseat passenger in a car that was hit by a car that failed to yield to traffic while turning onto 43rd Ave. from a side street. James was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the wreck, said Howard.
Howard said a 17-year-old woman was turning west to south from San Miguel Drive onto 43rd Ave. about 2:30 P.M. Sunday when her car was first hit by a northbound car in which James was riding in the backseat.
The 17-year-old's car then collided head-on with a pickup.
There were 5 others taken to local hospitals with injuries, said Howard.
Investigators don't believe impairment or speed were factors in the accident. The investigation is continuing.
Police were already on scene of a second deadly accident on 43rd Avenue north of Bethany Home Road when this accident occurred. The two incident are unrelated.
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