PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) − Police say impairment may have played a role in a two-vehicle rollover collision that killed a woman in Phoenix.

The crash happened just before 10 p.m. on Thursday, near 43rd Avenue and Thunderbird Road.

According to the Phoenix Police Department, a Toyota Camry, driven by a 22-year-old man, was making a left turn onto southbound 43rd Avenue when an eastbound Mercury Mountaineer collided into it.

The Mountaineer rolled because of the collision, ejecting the 18-year-old driver. Police say she was not wearing a seat belt.

She was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The victim's family confirmed to Arizona's Family that she died from her injures. They identified her as Brenna Olson. 

Phoenix confirmed the identity of Olson as the victim on Saturday. 

Olson's family and friends held a vigil Friday night at the crash scene. 

There were a total of four passengers in the Camry who were uninjured and five passengers inside the Mountaineer, and the four who survived suffered minor injuries. 

Police said the 22-year-old Camry driver is suspected of impairment. Charges are pending lab results and completion of the crash investigation.

The crash caused a closure of the intersection for several hours.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Family and friends have set up a GoFundMe to help pay for funeral costs. If you wish to donate, click here.


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