PD: Red-light runner going 80mph before deadly crash near Glendale school

The cause of the collision is still under investigation.
The cause of the collision is still under investigation.(Arizona's Family)
Published: Sep. 26, 2023 at 5:56 AM MST|Updated: Sep. 27, 2023 at 11:03 AM MST
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GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Glendale police say a woman and her passenger died after reportedly driving 80 miles per hour in a 25-mile-per-hour zone before running a red light and causing a two-vehicle crash near 47th and Northern avenues, not far from Apollo High School in Glendale.

The crash happened just after 4 a.m. Tuesday. Glendale police tell Arizona’s Family that the victims were identified as 34-year-old Alaina Gallegos and 32-year-old Eliseo Ochoa. The driver in the other vehicle suffered only minor injuries but was taken to a hospital for treatment. Video from the scene shows one of the vehicles coming to a stop on the high school property grounds, causing damage to the fence.

Northern Avenue was closed between 43rd Avenue and 51st Avenue throughout the morning as detectives investigated what led up to the deadly collision. It reopened just after 11 a.m.

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