PHOENIX, AZ – A woman was killed, and two people were injured during a collision caused by a driver allegedly running a red light and speeding in Phoenix on Tuesday.
According to the Daily Independent and the Phoenix Police Department, the crash occurred near the intersection of Washington Street and 40th Street before 8:55 a.m.
Traffic will be restricted in the area of 40th Street & Washington Street for a serious collision. Expect delays in the area, including the light rail. Please seek an alternate route. #phxtraffic#streetsphx pic.twitter.com/UAKprekYXf
— Phoenix Police (@PhoenixPolice) March 30, 2021
28-year-old Austin Clark is accused of having been driving over 88 mph in a 40-mph zone when he ran a red light, then collided with an SUV. One of the vehicles, as well as debris from the crash, struck a pedestrian nearby.
40-year-old Madalena Mendonca, the driver, was killed in the crash.
Her 19-year-old female passenger was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.
The pedestrian who was struck after the initial crash sustained non-critical wounds.
The SUV and Clark’s vehicle ended up on the light rail tracks, causing extensive delays for commuters using the rail service.
Clark has been taken into police custody, and is facing charges of reckless endangerment, aggravated assault with serious injury, and manslaughter.
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