Man dead, 4 hospitalized in west Phoenix crash
PHOENIX - A man is dead and four others were hospitalized after a crash in west Phoenix on Friday.
The crash happened near 75th Avenue and Thomas Road. Officials say some of the victims had to be pulled from their cars.
Police say a car was speeding down Thomas when it struck another vehicle trying to turn left on 75th Avenue.
The driver of the car turning left, identified as 25-year-old Miguel Ornelas, died from his injuries.
The three people in the speeding vehicle - two men and a teenage boy - were all hospitalized. It's unknown how severely they were hurt.
A third car was damaged after the engine in Ornelas' car dislodged from the impact, striking the vehicle. The occupants inside were not injured.
A pedestrian standing near the intersection was hit by flying debris and was treated for minor injuries at the hospital.
The investigation is ongoing.
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