One person dead, 9 hospitalized after multi-car crash in Phoenix

Investigators say a total of 10 people were injured, but one person later died.
Published: Jun. 3, 2023 at 2:02 PM MST|Updated: Jun. 3, 2023 at 10:07 PM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- One person is dead, and nine others were taken to the hospital after a multi-vehicle crash in Phoenix on Saturday afternoon.

First responders were called to a five-vehicle crash near 67th Avenue and Coolidge Street, south of Camelback Road, around 12:45 p.m. Police say three cars were heading north when one driver attempted to pass another vehicle but lost control. The driver then struck the other two cars. However, the at-fault driver and another car went into oncoming traffic and hit two vehicles heading south. Phoenix Fire says a total of 10 people were injured. Among the injured was 68-year-old Martha Alicia Cervantes Inzunza, who was hospitalized but later died.

Investigators say the others involved in the collision had non-life-threatening injuries. Police believe impairment and speed were factors in the crash. The investigation is ongoing.

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