A 17-year-old girl died in a three-car collision Tuesday night near East Union Hills Drive in Phoenix.
Police identified the victim as Anika Zibell.
The crash occurred at about 7:39 p.m. when a Kia Optima traveling northbound on North 32nd Street failed to stop for a red light at East Union Hills Drive, the Phoenix Police Department said in a statement.
The Kia collided with a red 2006 Ford F-150 truck that was turning eastbound onto East Union Hills Drive from North 32nd Street, police said.
The crash’s impact caused the Kia to also collide with a blue 2010 Ford F-150 truck, which was on the east side of the intersection waiting to turn northbound onto North 32nd Street from East Union Hills Drive.
The fire department took all three people in the Kia to the hospital. Zibell, who was a backseat passenger, died from her injuries, the statement said.
The Kia’s 18-year-old male driver is in critical condition, while a 16-year-old male passenger had minor injuries, the statement said.
The red Ford F-150’s driver, a 51-year-old male, had minor injuries and was processed for possible alcohol impairment, police said.
The blue Ford F-150’s 32-year-old driver, also male, also had minor injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.