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Man killed after SUV hits work truck near Cave Creek

Phoenix police say two other people were transported to the hospital Wednesday afternoon for critical injuries.
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CAVE CREEK, Ariz. — A man was killed Wednesday afternoon near Cave Creek after a vehicle smashed into his work truck. 

The Phoenix Police Department said the two-vehicle collision occurred at about 2 p.m. near Cave Creek Road and Dynamite Boulevard. 

Police said an SUV struck a work truck that was parked in the road's median with safety cones placed around it. A worker standing behind the truck died after the collision.  

The deceased has been identified as 59-year-old Alex Gonzalez, according to Phoenix police. 

The driver of the SUV and one of its passengers were transported to the hospital for critical injuries, police said. 

Investigators believe speeding may have been a contributing factor to the collision. 

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