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Valley Metro driver killed in Phoenix crash

The driver of the Valley Metro van pool, 59-year-old Juan Carlos Molina-Limon, was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead a short time later.
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PHOENIX — A Valley Metro van pool driver died in a crash on Sonora Desert Drive and Cave Creek Road Friday afternoon. 

Police said a 21-year-old man was driving a Ford work truck northbound on Cave Creek Road and tried to turn left onto Sonoran Desert Drive when he crashed into a southbound Valley Metro van in the intersection. 

The van was knocked into a utility pole on the southwest corner. 

Police said the van's driver, 59-year-old Juan Carlos Molina-Limon, sustained multiple injuries and was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. 

The four other men in the van sustained minor injuries, police said. 

The driver of the work truck was uninjured in the crash and remained on the scene. 

Impairment does not appear to be a factor. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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