Phoenix police: Teen girl killed in crash, suspect arrested

PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Phoenix police say a teenage girl has died and a suspect has been arrested following a serious crash on Tuesday.

According to the Phoenix Police Department, officers responded to the intersection of South 24th Street and University at 2:45 p.m.

16-year-old Emily Vargas, who was a passenger in a Ford F-150 pickup truck, was transported to a hospital in extremely critical condition where she later died.

Police say the driver of the pickup truck, identified as Emily's 18-year-old brother Abraham Vargas, turned left in front of a Dodge Ram, causing the crash.

Abraham was booked into jail on one count of causing a fatal collision without a driver's license. His bond was set at $5,000. His next court date is September 28.

The intersection was closed for several hours due to the investigation.

 

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