PHOENIX, AZ – Three people are dead and six others are injured after a crash involving a stolen car in Phoenix early Friday, July 22, 2022.
It happened just before 2 a.m. near 43rd Avenue and Thunderbird Road. Phoenix police report that a car was about to turn east on Thunderbird Road when a northbound car traveling on 43rd Avenue hit it. Upon arrival, the car that was crashed into was on fire. Firefighters quickly extinguished the flames.
Phoenix Police Sgt. Melissa Soliz says all three people, believed to be adults, who were in the car that was turning left were killed. Six people, ranging from teenagers to young adults, were in the stolen car.
Earlier in the morning, Phoenix Fire Captain Todd Keller said they transported six patients, including three teenage boys and two women, to the hospital. Both women are in extremely critical condition, and the boys involved suffered various injuries ranging from stable to critical as well.
Detectives remain on scene. The intersection of 43rd Ave and Thunderbird Road is shut down in all directions and will be for several hours, as the investigation continues.
We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the victims of this crash.
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