1 dead after crash possibly caused by driver running red light in downtown Phoenix

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One person is dead after a crash possibly caused by an SUV running a red light on Wednesday evening, according to Phoenix police.

About 6:30 p.m., Phoenix police responded to a crash near the Interstate 17 frontage road and Grant Street, according to Phoenix police spokesperson Sgt. Andy Williams.

A Chevy SUV heading eastbound on Grant Street hit a tractor-trailer heading northbound on the frontage road. The man who was a passenger in the SUV died, while the woman who was driving it was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life threatening, Williams said. The man driving the tractor-trailer had minor injuries and his passenger was not hurt.

"Preliminary information suggests the SUV may have failed to stop for a red traffic signal," Williams said.

No further information was immediately available.

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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Phoenix crash kills 1 near Interstate 17 frontage road, Grant Street

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