Elementary School Teacher Dead, Man in Critical Condition after Head-On Crash in Phoenix
PHOENIX, AZ (October 5, 2019) – An elementary school teacher was killed and a man was in critical condition following a head-on crash Saturday afternoon in Phoenix.
The crash occurred near 33rd and Grand avenues.
According to investigators, a 2019 Toyota Camry made a left turn on Weldon Avenue to go south on Grand Avenue. It then collided head-on with a 2008 Ford Fusion that was heading northbound. Both cars ended up near the railroad tracks.
The female driver of the Fusion was taken to a local hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries. Police have identified her as 25-year-old Heather Began.
Paramedics also transported the driver of the Camry, a 29-year-old man, to the hospital in critical condition.
Began was in her second year of teaching first grade at Estrella Vista STEM Academy. She graduated from Eastern Illinois University and moved to Arizona, according to the Littleton Elementary School District.
Traffic was closed on Grand Avenue from 33rd and 35th avenues after the crash, but the area has since reopened.
Police said impairment and speed are possible factors in the crash. The investigation is underway.
We express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Heather Began during this time of grief.
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