Driver dies after hitting fire truck in west Phoenix

A driver who hit a Phoenix fire truck before crashing into a tree on May 31 died at the hospital, police said. 

Phoenix Police say the incident happened at around 4:15 p.m. near 35th Avenue and Camelback Road when the fire truck was responding to a call with its lights and sirens on. The truck was heading south on 35th Avenue when investigators say a car next to it tried to pass. That car hit the fire truck before crashing into a tree.

Firefighters in the truck that was struck performed life-saving measures on the driver, identified as 57-year-old William Dodd, before he was taken to a hospital where he later died.

No firefighters were injured in the crash.

According to Arizona state law, if you are within 500 feet of a firetruck with its lights and siren on, you must move over immediately and pull to the right side of the road.

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