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1 killed, 1 injured in car crash on Phoenix street

(Twitter Photo/Maricopa County DOT)

PHOENIX – One man was killed and another injured when two cars collided head-on near a Phoenix intersection early Wednesday.

Police shut down 19th Avenue and Broadway Road to investigate the 3:30 a.m. wreck.

Officers said a blue Nissan Rogue was heading south on 19th Avenue when it crossed lanes into oncoming traffic. It crashed into a minivan, carrying a sole occupant.

Both drivers were taken to a hospital. The driver of the SUV, identified Thursday as 24-year-old Philliphe Y. Martinez, was pronounced dead.

The minivan driver, who police said was not impaired, was expected to recover.

The investigation was ongoing.

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