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