Updated Mar 2, 2014 - 9:13 am
Child dead, pregnant woman hurt in 3-car collision
PHOENIX -- Phoenix police say two people are dead and four more injured -- including a pregnant woman who underwent emergency delivery -- after a three-car collision Saturday night.
Police Sunday identified the two killed as 4-year-old Angel Diaz and 24-year-old Jose Manriquez-Gomez.
Authorities say the woman was driving a Ford Explorer southbound on 83rd Avenue near Osborn Road at about 7:15 p.m. Friday when it side-swiped a Chevy Malibu going north.
Sgt. Steve Martos says the Ford Explorer continued across the northbound lanes and collided almost head-on with a Nissan Frontier pickup.
According to police, the pickup was carrying four people, including the 4-year-old. The girl died shortly after arriving at a hospital.
A 3-year-old boy seated next to her was in serious but stable condition.
The pickup's driver and other passenger are expected to recover.
Martos says the woman, who was 7 months pregnant, is in stable condition but her baby is in extremely critical condition.
Nobody in the Chevy was hurt.
Investigators were trying to determine the cause of the incident.