MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Mesa police say one person is dead following a fiery two-vehicle crash. The incident occurred just before 6 a.m. Monday near Val Vista Drive and Brown Road.
Investigators say one car hit another, sparking a fire.
Authorities say an off-duty officer tried to assist someone in the burning car but the vehicle was too engulfed in flames.
One person in that car was pronounced dead at the scene. A second person was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries. A third received treatment at the scene.
Police say impairment may have been a contributing factor.
No names have been released in this case.
Officers are on scene for a fatal vehicle accident at Valvista and Brown. Intersection is currently blocked both ways. Seek alternate route to avoid traffic delays. Investigation is underway. pic.twitter.com/LWdgk4hUWY— Mesa Police Dept. (@MesaPD) January 28, 2019