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5-car crash kills driver, sends multiple others to hospital in critical condition

A five-vehicle car crash in the Valley on Tuesday ended up killing a motorist and sending others to the hospital.
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PHOENIX — The Phoenix Police Department is investigating a crash that killed a 63-year-old man and sent several people to the hospital Tuesday afternoon near 29th Avenue and Happy Valley Road.  

Police said the crash involved five vehicles and began when a Honda Civic struck the front corner of a Chevy truck on Happy Valley Road. The Honda Civic then lost control and smashed into several more moving vehicles. 

One of the drivers of those cars, Donald Beam, died as a result of injuries sustained from the crash.

At least two other people were transported to the hospital and are expected to survive, police said. 

Police said speed may have been a contributing factor that caused the Honda Civic to spin out of control. 

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