PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A woman has died and eight other people have been injured in a three-vehicle crash near Seventh Avenue and Baseline Road in Phoenix. 

According to the Phoenix Fire Department, nine people were injured in the crash that happened at about 4 a.m. Saturday.

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Phoenix police say a 21-year-old woman driving a Volkswagen Passat was at the intersection when she failed to stop. While turning eastbound, the Passat crossed into the westbound lanes of traffic and then collided with a Chevrolet Impala. The Chevy Impala then struck a Chevrolet Tahoe.

Capt. Kenny Overton said the people involved range in age from 16 to 30 years old. Seven people were inside the first vehicle, while two others were in each of the two other vehicles.

One person was taken to a hospital in extremely critical condition. At 8 a.m., Phoenix police said that person has died. That person has been identified as 21-year-old Jessica Mendoza, who was a passenger in the Passat.

The 21-year-old female driver and two female passengers, ages between 17 and 21 suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Police say Mendoza was in the back seat with four other passengers. Police believe she was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

A 24-year-old man and a 48-year-old man were also taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

Police say that impairment is suspected to be a factor in the crash.

Traffic is restricted in all directions while police investigate.

Stay with azfamily.com for updates on this developing story.

 


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