3 dead following fiery crash in Tempe: PD

Three people are dead following a crash in Tempe Sunday afternoon.

The crash happened in the area of Priest Drive and Loop 202 Red Mountain Freeway. In a statement released on July 1, Tempe Police officials said they were called to the area for reports of a car that hit a traffic signal support pole in the roadway's median.

"Upon arrival, the black SUV was fully engulfed in flames, and Good Samaritans were able to remove two occupants from the vehicle and provided medical aid. Officers also provided medical aid until Tempe Fire Medical Rescue arrived on scene and took over, as well as extinguishing the vehicle fire," read a portion of the statement.

Of the three people who died, police say one of them was trapped inside the car, and died at the scene. The other two were later declared dead at the hospital. The three victims have bene identified as 70-year-old Jackie Holbrook, 23-year-old Jonathon Holbrook, and 21-year-old Hope (Baylee) Kropf.

"At the time of the collision, speed was believed to be a contributing factor," read a portion of the statement.

Area where the crash happened