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2 killed in Mesa after pickup truck allegedly runs red light

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PHOENIX — Two people were killed in Mesa on Wednesday night after a pickup truck allegedly ran a red light and struck a car.

According to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, the collision at Recker Road and University Drive happened around 9:40 p.m.

Witnesses told authorities that the truck had been traveling south on Recker when it ran the light and T-boned the car, which was traveling east on University.

The 32-year-old driver and 25-year-old passenger of the car were pronounced dead at the scene.

The 57-year-old woman driving the truck was hospitalized with injuries that weren’t life threatening.

MCSO is investigating whether impairment and speed were factors in the crash.

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