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.