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Tow Truck Struck - 04.16.21 (AZ)


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Two people killed in crash involving tow truck near 83rd Ave and McDowell




PHOENIX — The Phoenix Fire Department says two people were killed in a crash involving a tow truck Friday night.


Firefighters say they responded to reports of a vehicle that crashed into a tow truck near 83rd Avenue and McDowell Road just after 6 p.m.

When firefighters got on scene, the passenger vehicle was engulfed in flames and two people were trapped inside.


The fire was extinguished but the two people inside the vehicle were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Phoenix police say the vehicle involved crossed over a median into oncoming traffic when it hit the tow truck head-on.


Police say the two people killed were an adult male and an adult female. Their identities have not been released.



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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Police have identified the man and woman who were killed when their car crashed into a tow truck and caught fire in west Phoenix Friday evening.

Investigators say the black sedan Guadalupe Orosco, 25, and Amanda Ramirez, 35, were in "was speeding before losing control and causing the collision."

Phoenix Fire Department officials say their crews responded to the crash shortly after 6 p.m. Friday near 83rd Avenue and McDowell Road. Police say the black sedan was eastbound on McDowell Road when it crossed over the median into westbound traffic and collided with the truck. The car caught fire after the collision. Orosco, who police say was driving, and Ramirez were trapped inside the wreckage.


Fire crews were able to put out the flames to get to the injured people, but Orosco and Ramirez died at the scene. The driver of the semi-truck wasn't hurt in the crash. 

McDowell Road was closed east of 83rd Avenue for several hours while officers investigated. 



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