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Child dies, another seriously injured in 2-car crash in Phoenix

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PHOENIX — One child was killed, another seriously injured and three adults were hurt Monday night in a car accident in Phoenix.

Phoenix police said all but one of the victims had been thrown from the vehicles, an SUV and a sedan that crashed near Greenway Parkway and 18th Street, then smashed into a block wall around 9 p.m.

A 3-year-old boy was pronounced dead at a hospital. A 6-year-old girl was in critical condition as was a 33-year-old woman with them. They had been riding in the SUV.

Police said injuries to the drivers, both men, weren’t life threatening.

The driver of the SUV, a 36-year-old, was the only person who managed to stay inside a vehicle.

Sgt. Vince Lewis said in an email the SUV was heading east on Greenway Parkway and turning left onto 18th Street when it hit a westbound Honda, driven by a 20-year-old.

The impact sent the cars in a wall that protected a house.

Names of the victims have not been released.

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