PHOENIX - Three people are dead after a horrific crash Monday night at 8 p.m. near Greenway Road and Interstate 17.
A stolen vehicle was traveling north on the I-17 with seven people inside. The driver was 14 years old, according to Phoenix police.
The vehicle exited the freeway and crashed into a tan Honda near Greenway Road.
A female passenger in the stolen vehicle died at the scene while two others, a 13-year-old girl and 38-year-old woman, died at the hospital. The teen driver, police said, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The other passengers in the stolen vehicle included a 14-year-old girl and a 24-year-old man who have non-life-threatening injuries, and a 20-year-old female passenger is in serious but stable condition, police said.
A lone driver was in the other car. He was treated at the scene and is expected to be OK, police said.
Phoenix PD said many Phoenix fire units arrived to help save the lives from the horrific crash.
“Such a large scene and so many patients,” said Sgt. Vince Lewis with Phoenix PD. “Phoenix fire did a really good job not only with transporting those that they could but also assisting first responders with DPS and Phoenix police with that scene.”
The road was closed for hours overnight. It reopened Tuesday around 4:40 a.m.
Police said neither driver showed signs of impairment and the investigation is ongoing.