PHOENIX — A woman was killed in a crash involving two vehicles in Phoenix early Saturday morning, police said.
The woman has been identified by the Phoenix Police Department as Irene Lujan, 27.
According police, the crash happened near 47th Avenue and Indian School Road around 3 a.m. When Phoenix police arrived, they found Lujan unresponsive and trapped in her vehicle.
First responders arrived and pronounced Lujan dead at the scene.
According to police, the vehicle being driven by Lujan was making a westbound turn onto Indian School Road from 47th Avenue with what a witness told police was a red light. The second vehicle hit the Lujan's vehicle while driving eastbound on Indian School Road.
The driver of the second vehicle remained on scene following the crash. The individual was evaluated for impairment and investigators did not see signs of intoxication, according to police.
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Deaths on Arizona roads
Data from the Arizona Department of Transportation shows that roadway fatalities have been gradually rising in Arizona over the last decade:
- 2011: 825 deaths
- 2012: 821 deaths
- 2013: 844 deaths
- 2014: 774 deaths
- 2015: 895 deaths
- 2016: 952 deaths
- 2017: 1,000 deaths
- 2018: 1,010 deaths
- 2019: 982 deaths
- 2020: 1,057 deaths
ADOT offers driving tips on its website to help keep people safe on the road.
"There’s always room for improvement when it comes to road safety," the department said on its website.
ADOT's suggestions include:
- Don’t speed or drive aggressively
- Never drive while under the influence of substances
- Avoid distractions while driving
- Wear your seatbelt and make sure all passengers are doing the same
- When an emergency vehicle is on the side of the road, move over
- Stay extra aware in work zones
- Be prepared for weather conditions that make driving dangerous
"Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov, by calling 511, downloading the AZ 511 app and through ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT," the department said.
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