TEMPE, AZ – A man and a toddler were killed and a woman was severely injured in a wrong-way crash that may have been caused by an intoxicated teenage driver in Tempe late Sunday night, according to FOX 10 Phoenix.
The crash happened near Southern Avenue and Price Road at around 11:55 p.m. Sunday, as a 17-year-old driver was traveling in the wrong direction, against the flow of oncoming traffic.
The driver then collided head-on with a second vehicle.
A 2-year-old girl, who was reportedly not properly restrained in a car seat, was pronounced dead after the accident.
A front-seat passenger, who also was not wearing a seatbelt, was also killed in the collision.
The driver of the struck vehicle was taken to the hospital for the treatment of severe injuries.
The teen driver, who is the uncle of the killed toddler, stated that he believed he was driving in the correct direction and may have attempted to avoid a collision. He is believed to have been under the influence when the crash happened. Toxicology reports are pending at this time.
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