GILBERT, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- A 17-year-old boy died, and three others suffered minor injuries after being involved in a serious crash in Gilbert Friday afternoon.The two-car crash happened just before 3 p.m. near Pecos and Recker roads, just a short distance away from Higley High School.
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“The vehicles were heading eastbound, and some sort of collision occurred," said Gilbert Police Department Public Information Officer Brenda Carrasco. "There were three occupants in the black car, one occupant in the blue car. Whatever happened is still being investigated by our traffic reconstruction team.”
Video from Arizona's Family News Chopper showed a blue car virtually wrapped around a power pole in the intersection. That car showed major damage. Another car had skidded off to the side of the road.
The teen boy, the driver of the blue car that hit the pole, suffered serious injuries and was rushed to the hospital, where he later died. There were no passengers in that car.
Dominick Gonzalez and Alex Mota both say they know the three people who were inside the other car, and that they go to Higley High School with them.
"I realized there was a car accident. And I just realized it was my buddy’s car," Gonzalez said. Mota called his friend, who told him he'd been in a car accident, and then hung up.
Police say there's no indication of impairment or speeding, but they are still trying to figure out how it all happened.