PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) − Three people are dead and two others are fighting for their lives after a rollover crash in Phoenix early Thursday morning.
Capt. Rob McDade with the Phoenix Fire Department said that crews responded to a single-vehicle rollover on Bell Road near Interstate 17 sometime after 1:15 a.m.
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He said when firefighters arrived, they found five young adults trapped inside the vehicle. Crews had to mechanically extricate them from the vehicle.
Phoenix Police Sgt. Armando Carbajal said the vehicle was heading westbound on Bell Road at a high speed when it struck a median. The driver, identified as 18-year-old Bailey Weldon, lost control of the vehicle and drove off the roadway, colliding into a light pole.
Weldon and two passengers, 27-year-old Joshua Kroeger and 19-year-old Danielle Bowden were killed in the crash.
The other two passengers in the car were not identified but Carabajal said they are an 18-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man. They both remain hospitalized in extremely critical condition.
Bell Road was closed in both directions between I-17 and 23rd Avenue for the crash investigation.
West Bell Road is closed in both directions from North 19th Avenue to the Black Canyon Highway while @phoenixpolice investigates a serious injury traffic collision. #PhxTraffic Please seek alternate travel routes. pic.twitter.com/kZg03k8y5C— Phoenix Police (@phoenixpolice) October 18, 2018