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Man dies in west Phoenix after apparently running red light and crashing into vehicle

Oct 9, 2023, 7:19 AM

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(Photo by Stefan Sauer/Getty Images)

(Photo by Stefan Sauer/Getty Images)

PHOENIX — A man died early Sunday after he apparently ran a red light and crashed into a vehicle in west Phoenix, authorities said.

Officers responded to a serious vehicle crash around 2:15 a.m. near 35th Avenue and Roosevelt Street, the Phoenix Police Department said.

They found 24-year-old Luis Vitales on the ground with serious injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene by fire personnel.

Two women were found inside a two-door vehicle, and they were taken to a hospital, where they are expected to survive their injuries, police said.

Preliminary information suggests that a white SUV driven by Vitales was traveling on Roosevelt Street when it went through a red light and collided with the two-door vehicle that was driving north on 35th Avenue.

Vitales was ejected from the vehicle after the crash, police said.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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Man dies in west Phoenix after apparently running red light and crashing into vehicle