Updated Jun 18, 2012 - 8:25 am
Police ID Phoenix woman killed in crash
PHOENIX -- Police have released the name of a Phoenix woman killed in a fatal crash that left her two children seriously injured.
Phoenix Police Department spokesman James Holmes said Monday that Nora C. Payan-Munoz, 43, was killed after her car was smashed from behind and sent into oncoming traffic.
Phoenix police said she was slowing into a left-turn lane in west Phoenix on Saturday afternoon when another driver veered into the lane and rear-ended her car.
The collision sent Payan-Munoz's car into oncoming traffic lanes, and another car smashed into its side.
Her 6-year-old and 13-year-old sons were taken to a local hospital in critical condition.
Police said there were no immediate indications of impairment by the other drivers but added that they would be evaluated.