A crash that left one dead and injured others appears to be the result of street drag racing, according to Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Trent Crump.
Around 9:30 p.m. Phoenix and Tempe police were called to the crash site at 48th Street and Broadway Road.
Red Chevrolet Camaro Drag Racing Ford Mustang
Witnesses reported seeing a red Chevrolet Camaro and dark-colored Ford Mustang street racing east down Broadway Road from 32nd Street at speeds of more than 100 mph.
Unknown Reasons for Loss of Control in Drag Racing Crash
When the two vehicles approached the 48th Street intersection the Camaro reportedly lost control for unknown reasons. It then crossed the center-line and collided with a silver BMW heading westbound.
According to Sgt. Crump, the BMW impacted the passenger side of the Camaro. The BMW then rotated and collided head-on with a Chrysler 300 that was also traveling west on Broadway Road. The Mustang reportedly racing the Camaro fled the scene.
Witness Anthony Bondi, who works at a gas station located just a few feet from the scene said, “All of a sudden, I hear this screeching and this loud bang. I didn’t know what it was at first so I ran outside and you could smell the burning rubber.”
Death and Injuries from Drag Racing
According to Sgt. Crump, the driver of the Camaro was transported to a hospital with critical injuries and was later pronounced dead. Everyone else involved in the crash sustained non-life-threatening injuries. “We’re lucky that we didn’t have additional people injured or killed, or injured more seriously and killed,” Crump said.
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