3 dead, several injured after driver of allegedly stolen car runs red light, causes multi-vehicle crash

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PHOENIX, AZ – A mother and her two teenagers are dead, several people are injured, and a man is facing multiple charges following a multi-vehicle collision involving an allegedly stolen Cadillac and a Valley Metro bus on Wednesday afternoon, according to FOX 10 Phoenix.

The crash happened on Missouri Avenue and 7th Avenue at about 4 p.m., when the driver of an allegedly stolen 2010 Cadillac SRX reportedly ran a red light while traveling at a high rate of speed.

The Cadillac crashed into a Honda Civic, and the two vehicles then collided with a Dodge Ram pickup truck. The impact sent the Dodge into a Valley Metro bus. The Cadillac continued, then crashed into a pedestrian, and then into a Chevrolet Malibu.

An 18-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl, both occupants of the Civic, died at the scene despite the resuscitative efforts of emergency crews. Their 45-year-old mother was taken to the hospital, and there, she too was pronounced dead.

A father and his 5-year-old son riding in the Dodge were taken to the hospital for evaluation. They were not seriously hurt in the crash.

The Malibu’s driver and the pedestrian were taken to the hospital for the treatment of non-critical wounds.

The driver and two passengers on the bus were not injured.

The driver of the Cadillac, identified as Raymond Montgomery, was hospitalized with undisclosed injuries.

He reportedly had stolen the Cadillac after helping a woman and her boyfriend move. He allegedly admitted to using drugs before the crash had occurred, and police believe his impairment and speed contributed to the accident.

Montgomery is facing charges of auto theft, robbery, three charges of first-degree murder, and seven counts of reckless endangerment.

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