PHOENIX, AZ — 16-year-old Tomas Villaverde died in a two-vehicle accident on Sunday in Phoenix. Two other teens and a man also suffered injuries in the crash.
The fatal car accident took place around 9:30 p.m. Sunday night near 36th Street and Indian School Road. Early reports show that a Ford Mustang was speeding eastbound on Indian School Road when it struck a Honda Accord that was turning left onto 36th Street.
Due to the force of the impact, two of the three people in the Mustang were ejected from the car. Tomas Villaverde died as a result of the collision. The 17-year-old driver and 16-year-old passenger were also injured but the details were not provided. Police believe that speeding played a part in the wreck.
The force of the collision sent the Honda into a traffic pole. The 50-year-old driver received serious injuries, but is expected to recover. According to police, the man showed signs of alcohol impairment. It is not known what charges either driver will face. The accident is still under investigation.
The AZ Hometown Law firm sends their condolences to the family and friends of the victim.
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