Woman dies after vehicle hits trailer, light pole in Phoenix

PHOENIX (FOX 10) - The Phoenix Police Department is investigating a fatal crash near 35th Avenue and Thunderbird Road.

Officers say early Sunday morning, an SUV hit an unoccupied flatbed trailer that had become disconnected from its vehicle and left in the road. This caused the driver of the SUV to lose control and hit a light pole.

Police say both the driver and the passenger had to be extricated from the SUV. The passenger, Judith Fuentes, 60, was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Investigators say the driver of the utility trailer, whose name has not been released, returned to the scene and the investigation is still ongoing.