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One dead, nine hurt in crash near 67th Avenue and Camelback Road

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One person is dead and nine others are hurt after a crash in west Phoenix Saturday afternoon.

Phoenix fire officials say it happened near 67th Avenue and Camelback Road around 12:45 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found five vehicles involved in the crash.

Nine adults and a teen were taken to the hospital after the crash. The teen and two adults are in critical condition.

Two adults were taken to the hospital in extremely critical condition. Police say one of the adults, identified as 68-year-old Martha Alicia Cervantes Inzunza, died at the hospital.

The other five people are said to be in stable condition.

Officials say one vehicle driving northbound attempted to pass another vehicle and lost control, crashing into two other vehicles driving northbound. Two of the vehicles then crossed into southbound traffic, colliding with two vehicles driving southbound. Cervantes Inzunza was a passenger in one of the southbound vehicles, officials say.

Officials say impairment and speed are believed to be a factor.

The family of the deceased victim says the grandmother's daughter and grandson were in the car with her at the time of the crash. They are now raising money for funeral expenses. If you would like to donate, here is the GoFundMe.

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