Driver dies after crash trying to pass Phoenix fire truck with lights, siren on

The firefighters provided medical aid and transported the driver to a hospital

Don Sweeney
The Charlotte Observer

PHOENIX — A 57-year-old man was killed after he tried to pass a Phoenix firetruck speeding to an emergency with its lights and siren going, Arizona police reported.

The man’s sedan collided with the firetruck as he passed it on the right at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, Phoenix police said in a news release.

The car then slammed into a tree, police said. Firefighters stopped to provide medical aid and took the driver to a hospital, where he later died of his injuries.

No one else was hurt in the crash, police said. An investigation into the incident continues.


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