One person dead, 3 others hospitalized after fiery collision in Tempe

Firefighters say the collision happened shortly after 5 p.m. near Country Club Way and Southern Avenue.
Published: Mar. 12, 2023 at 7:40 PM MST|Updated: Mar. 12, 2023 at 9:23 PM MST
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TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- One person is dead, and several others are in the hospital after a crash involving two cars in Tempe on Sunday evening. Firefighters say the collision happened shortly after 5 p.m. near Country Club Way and Southern Avenue. John Giltinan with Tempe Police said officers arrived and found one car fully engulfed in flames.

Investigators say one person died, and two others have serious injuries. The fourth person was taken to the hospital as a precaution, firefighters said. The crash also knocked over power lines, causing traffic delays. It’s unknown how many power lines are down.

Giltinan says one of the cars may have been speeding during the collision. Traffic was closed in all directions at the intersection. Drivers are asked to avoid the area and take alternate routes. The victim hasn’t been identified.

Traffic is closed in all directions at the intersection.
Traffic is closed in all directions at the intersection.(Arizona's Family)