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1 dead after fiery early morning car collision in Mesa

January 28, 2019

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Mesa police say one person is dead following a fiery two-vehicle crash.

The incident occurred just before 6 a.m. Monday near Val Vista Drive and Brown Road.

Investigators say one car hit another, sparking a fire.

Authorities say an off-duty officer tried to assist someone in the burning car but the vehicle was too engulfed in flames.

One person in that car was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second person was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries. A third received treatment at the scene.

Police say impairment may have been a contributing factor.

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