PHOENIX, AZ — Two teenagers have died and an adult was taken to the hospital following a crash near 35th Avenue and Thunderbird Road in Phoenix. The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.
Police say a red car was speeding through the intersection and sideswiped a car headed in the same direction. The driver then lost control and struck electrical pole and block wall.
Police confirmed Tuesday evening that 2 minors were killed in the crash. They were identified as 17-year-old Aron Heeley and 17-year-old Payton Sharp. An adult who was riding with Heeley and Payton was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
The AZ Hometown Lawyers sends their condolences to the friends and family of the victims.
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