Two-vehicle collision in Chandler leaves 2 drivers dead, police say

Jun 19, 2024, 8:05 AM | Updated: Jun 21, 2024, 1:33 pm

Two people are dead after East Valley collision, according to police...

Two people died after a collision on June 18, 2024, according to Chandler Police. (Jeremy Schnell/KTAR News photo)

(Jeremy Schnell/KTAR News photo)

PHOENIX — Two people are dead after a two-vehicle collision in Chandler on Tuesday night, police said.

The crash took place near Price Road and Armstrong Place around 10:30 p.m., according to the Chandler Police Department.

The two people who died were the drivers and sole occupants of their vehicles, police said.

The deceased were identified Friday as 38-year-old Nick Vasquez of Casa Grande and 34-year-old Sameera Vishwanath of Newark, California.

Investigators determined that Vasquez was driving south on Price Road and lost control of his vehicle. His Nissan sedan collided with a Ford SUV driven in the opposite direction by Vishwanath, police said.

Detectives are still working to determine what led to the incident.

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Two-vehicle collision in Chandler leaves 2 drivers dead, police say