Police ID 2 killed in north Phoenix crash, suspect might have been impaired

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(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

Police on Monday identified the two people killed in a crash that prompted a street closure Sunday night in north Phoenix.

The victims are Ramesh B. Bolla, 54, and Chaitanya Bolla, 21.

It happened just before 7 p.m. near 35th Avenue and Bell Road, according to the Phoenix Police Department.

The Bollas were pulling out of a private driveway, trying to make a left turn to head north on 35th Avenue.

The suspect, a 21-year-old man who name has not been released, was southbound on 35th Avenue when he hit the Bollas.

The Bollas were both pronounced dead at the scene.

"Investigators processed the suspect for impairment," Detective Marianne Ramirez said Monday morning. "Impairment and speed may have been a factor in this collision."  

Police said 35th Avenue was closed from Paradise Lane to Bell Road while detectives conducted the on-scene portion of their investigation.

No additional information was immediately available.

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