A mid-day collision in West Phoenix involving five vehicles left a woman dead. Impairment is believed to be a cause of the collision as well as speed.
According to Phoenix Police Sergeant Rob Scherer, on June 3, 2023, at 12:45 p.m. officers responded to the area of 67th Avenue and Coolidge Street regarding a collision involving five vehicles with multiple people involved being injured. When officers
arrived, they found multiple people with injuries. One of which was 68-year-old Martha Alicia Cervantes Inzunza. Ms. Cervantes Inzunza was transported to local hospital but did not survive her injuries and was pronounced deceased.
There were several others involved in the collision that were transported to local hospitals all with injuries considered to be non-life threatening.
Detectives believe that three of the vehicles involved were traveling northbound on 67th Avenue approaching Coolidge Street. One of the drivers of these three vehicles attempted to pass another vehicle in an unsafe manner and lost control. They ended up striking the two other northbound vehicles. This caused the at fault vehicle and one of the cars they struck to travel into oncoming southbound traffic. Two southbound vehicles were struck by these two vehicles.
Ms. Cervantes Inzunza was a passenger in one of the southbound vehicles at the time it became involved in the collision.