PEORIA, Ariz. - A crash in a residential area in Peoria resulted in several people being transported to an area hospital.
The collision involving a Jeep SUV and Mazda van happened near 107th Avenue and Lone Cactus Drive on Nov. 20 at 9 p.m.
"Preliminary investigations show the Jeep was traveling southbound on 107th Avenue. The Mazda was traveling eastbound on Lone Cactus Drive making a left hand turn onto northbound 107th Avenue where the Jeep struck the Mazda who was traveling southbound on 107th Avenue," stated officials.
Peoria Police say the driver and front seat passenger of the Mazda died at the scene. They were wearing seatbelts. The driver was identified as Elizabeth Simpson 36, of Glendale. The passenger was identified as Jace Hochstetler, 31, from Phoenix.
"The Mazda also had four child passengers who were all restrained. All of the children were treated on scene and transported to a local hospital with significant injuries. Sadly, a 14-year-old female later died at the hospital. The three other children remain at the hospital two with life-threatening injuries and one with minor injuries," added officials.
The driver of the Jeep sustained minor injuries and was transported to a hospital.
Police say the collision is under investigation. Possible impairment and speed are believed to be factors of the driver of the Jeep. The driver's name has not been released.
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