Man dead, 4 others hospitalized after driver runs red light in west Phoenix

Police say the area between 75th Avenue and Thomas Road is closed in all directions as crews work to clear the scene and investigate.
Published: Feb. 3, 2023 at 3:25 PM MST|Updated: Feb. 4, 2023 at 8:15 AM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — Investigators say a man is dead and four others were hospitalized after a driver ran a red light in a west Phoenix intersection on Friday.

Around 3 p.m., police responded near 75th Avenue and Thomas Road on reports of a crash. Investigators learned that a man driving a car with a man and a teenage boy inside was speeding west on Thomas Road when it hit another car trying to turn left on 75th Avenue.

The driver of the turning vehicle, identified as 25-year-old Miguel Ornelas Campos, died at the scene. Those in the speeding vehicle were all taken to a nearby hospital for their injuries. The engine of Campos’ vehicle flew out of his car during the crash and hit a third car headed west on Thomas Road. No one inside the third car was injured. A man trying to cross the street nearby on the northwest corner of the intersection was hit with flying debris and was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.

Officers temporarily closed the area between 75th Avenue and Thomas Road in all directions for the investigation. There is no further information if impairment was a factor in the crash.