Victim identified in deadly crash in west Phoenix

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A serious crash in west Phoenix Wednesday left two people dead and three others injured, one critically.

The multi-vehicle accident happened at the intersection of 67th Avenue and Thomas Road Wednesday morning.

Phoenix fire officials say five patients were transported to the hospital.

Officers have determined that two vehicles traveling in opposite directions on Thomas Road collided, head on.

Police say the driver of the first car has died, She has been identified as 57-year-old Josephine Saldana.

The driver of the second car, a 34-year-old woman, suffered critical injuries. The passenger in that second car did not survive. Police say he was a 43-year-old man.

A third vehicle was struck in the collision. That driver, a 37-year-old woman, and her passenger, a 22-year-old woman, were taken to local hospitals. Their injuries are said to be serious but not life-threatening.

Detectives are still working to determine the cause of the collision. 

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