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1 teen dead, 2 injured after car accident in Phoenix

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PHOENIX — A 17-year-old girl died on Thursday after sustaining critical injuries in a car accident in Phoenix the night before.

Sgt. Armando Carbajal with the Phoenix Police Department said the girl, who was injured in an accident near 32nd Street and Union Hills Drive on Wednesday night, died from her injuries.

Two other teenagers who were involved in the crash also suffered injuries that ranged from minor to critical. They were not identified.

Carbajal said the crash occurred when the driver of a Kia Optima failed to stop for a red light at Union Hills and crashed into a Ford F-150 truck.

The force of that crash caused the Kia Optima to then crash into a different F-150 truck.

All of the passengers in the Kia Optima were transported to a local hospital in critical condition. The 17-year-old girl was one of those passengers.

The driver of the vehicle, an unidentified 18-year-old man, was hospitalized in critical condition. The other passenger, a 16-year-old boy, had minor injuries on Thursday.

The driver of the first Ford F-150 that was involved in the crash, a 51-year-old man, was processed for possible alcohol impairment. He suffered minor injuries.

The driver of the second Ford F-150, a 32-year-old man, also suffered minor injuries.

Police are investigating.

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