Woman was speeding, ran red light before causing deadly crash near Glendale high school: PD

Two people are dead following a crash Tuesday morning near Apollo High School in Glendale.

According to police, the two-car crash happened just after 4 a.m. near 47th and Northern Avenues.

Investigators say 34-year-old Alaina Gallegos was driving 80 miles per hour in a 25 mph zone northbound on 47th Avenue when she ran a red light and hit another vehicle. 

Gallegos and her passenger, 32-year-old Eliseo Ochoa, were taken to a hospital where they later died. 

The sole occupant of the second vehicle suffered minor injuries.

"The first vehicle came to rest on the property of Apollo High School causing damage to a fence," police said. "The cause of the collision is still under investigation."

Northern Avenue was shut down between 43rd and 51st Avenues. The closure impacted students getting to school.

"There's accidents and things that happen quite often in this area, from 43rd to 51st Avenue, and I would say that this light, maybe two years ago, a kid was hit and there's accidents that happen," a woman said. "My son was actually coming home from school last week and there was an accident right at the light."

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