Impaired driver could face charges in fatal Phoenix crash

Posted: Updated:
Authorities in Phoenix say a man who allegedly was driving impaired may face criminal charges after a crash killed a passenger in his pickup truck. (Source: AP Photo) Authorities in Phoenix say a man who allegedly was driving impaired may face criminal charges after a crash killed a passenger in his pickup truck. (Source: AP Photo)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5/AP) -

Authorities in Phoenix say a man who allegedly was driving impaired may face criminal charges after a crash killed a passenger in his pickup truck.

The fatal collision happened near 63rd Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road around 4:40 p.m. Tuesday.

A northbound pickup truck, occupied by a driver and passenger, collided with a westbound SUV, also containing a driver and a 4-year-old passenger.

The pickup truck driver and passenger were transported to a local hospital but police said the passenger, 47-year-old Lori Ann Alvarado, was pronounced dead.

They say alcohol impairment is suspected on the part of the 47-year-old driver of the pickup truck. Criminal charges will be determined upon completion of the investigation.

He was taken to a hospital and police say he's expected to survive his injuries.

The man's name hasn't been released yet.

Police said the driver of the other vehicle and a 4-year-old passenger weren't seriously injured.

Click/tap here to download the free azfamily mobile app.

Copyright 2017 KPHO/KTVK (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

© 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.