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1 dead, 4 injured in multi-vehicle collision in west Phoenix

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PHOENIX — One person died and another four were injured in a multi-vehicle collision Sunday evening in west Phoenix, authorities said.

Officers responded to the area of 67th Avenue and Osborn road at about 10 p.m. and found four cars had been involved in the crash, Phoenix Police Sgt. Ann Justus said in an email.

Investigators said a GMC pickup truck was traveling south on 67th Avenue when it rear-ended a Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The force of the crash pushed the two vehicles into the northbound lanes, striking a Ford Ranger and Toyota Camry, Justus said.

Five people were taken to a hospital and one, a 77-year-old male passenger in the Ford Ranger, was pronounced dead.

The 62-year-old male driver of the GMC truck, the 73-year-old female driver of the Ford Ranger and both occupants of the Toyota Camry — a 28-year-old man and 29-year-old woman — all suffered serious injuries.

The driver of the Jeep Grand Cherokee fled on foot prior to the arrival of police, Justus said.

Impairment was a contributing factor with the driver of the GMC truck, according to Justus.

Anyone with information on the collision is asked to call Phoenix police or Silent Witness at 480-948-6377 or 480-837-8446 for Spanish.

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