1 man dead, 1 injured in early-morning crash in West Phoenix

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PHOENIX, AZ – One man is dead and another has been hospitalized following a crash at an intersection in West Phoenix early this morning involving the subsequent theft of a Good Samaritan’s vehicle, according to FOX 10 Phoenix.

The crash occurred at Thomas Road and 71st Avenue just after 12 a.m., when the 20-year-old driver of a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck made a left turn at an intersection. The Silverado was then struck by the 35-year-old driver of a Ford Focus.

A third driver, operating a Chevrolet Avalanche, and his passenger stopped and got out of their car to assist the victims of the crash. The two 20-year-old men in the Silverado then took weapons and ammunition from the pickup truck, then stole the Avalanche and fled the scene.

The driver of the Focus was taken to the hospital with severe injuries. His passenger, a 42-year-old man, died at the scene.

The stolen Avalanche was later found by police as it was pulling out of a residence. There, they arrested the driver, who had been the passenger in the Silverado. The Silverado’s driver was also arrested at the residence.

The accident remains under investigation.

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