1 dead, 2 injured after car strikes tree, bursts into flames following collision

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One person is dead and two others are injured after a car involved in an accident struck a tree and burst into flames in Phoenix late Wednesday night. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) One person is dead and two others are injured after a car involved in an accident struck a tree and burst into flames in Phoenix late Wednesday night. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Phoenix fire crews responded to an accident near 60th Place and Shea Boulevard where they pronounced one driver dead and transported two others to a local hospital, one in serious condition and the other for precautionary reasons. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Phoenix fire crews responded to an accident near 60th Place and Shea Boulevard where they pronounced one driver dead and transported two others to a local hospital, one in serious condition and the other for precautionary reasons. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

One man is dead and two others are injured after a car involved in an accident struck a tree and burst into flames in Phoenix late Wednesday night, according to Phoenix police.

Phoenix fire crews responded to an accident near 60th Place and Shea Boulevard where they pronounced one driver dead and transported two others to a local hospital, one in serious condition and the other for precautionary reasons.

Phoenix police say just before 8 p.m. Wednesday, a westbound Mercedes was speeding on Shea Boulevard and hit a white truck that was headed north on 60th Place.

The driver of the truck, a 28-year-old man, was not wearing a seatbelt. He was ejected during the collision and taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. He remains in extremely critical condition, Phoenix police said.

The collision sent the Mercedes careening into a median. The car then slammed into a tree and went up in flames. 

The front seat passenger in the sedan, a 22-year-old man, sustained minor injuries. 

The driver of the sedan, identified as 24-year-old Ryman Garvey, was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

The Jeep slammed through someone's landscaping and came to a stop near a tree in the front yard.

This all happened just before Wednesday night's storm. Investigators had to work through heavy wind and rain that pelted this area overnight. 

A big swath of Shea Boulevard was closed for over 12 hours after the deadly crash. 

Lanes in both directions were closed from 61st Place to Montrose Way on Shea Boulevard while detectives investigated. 

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