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Published on February 25, 2024
Teen Girl Killed, Two Hospitalized After Traffic Accident Ignites Blaze in PhoenixSource: Google Street View

Tragedy struck Phoenix on Saturday afternoon as a teen girl was killed in a fiery crash that left two others in the hospital, officials said. Around 2:50 p.m., police and firefighters responded to the scene near 40th Street and Baseline Road where they discovered a car consumed by flames. The Phoenix Fire Department extinguished the blaze and found the body of 16-year-old Talha Abdel-Rahman inside the vehicle, according to azfamily.com.

Abdel-Rahman, who was going west on Baseline Road before the accident, reportedly ran a red light and collided with a light pole, causing her car to burst into fire. Taken to the hospital, a boy and woman were from the other car involved in the crash. They were reported in stable condition by FOX 10 Phoenix. Phoenix police noted that speed was a significant factor in the tragic incident.

As the smoke cleared at the scene, the tragedy of the accident began to sink in. "The scene has been turned over to Phoenix PD for the investigation," said Phoenix Fire in a statement obtained by FOX 10 Phoenix. The authorities have not made public comments on any additional circumstances that may have led up to the fatal crash.

Meanwhile, the two individuals from the second car involved, including the unidentified child, were taken to a local hospital as a precaution with the expectation that they will be OK, as reported by azfamily.com. As the investigation unfolded, family and friends are mourning the loss of Abdel-Rahman, a sudden death that abruptly ended a young life poised for the vast unknowns of a future that will now remain forever uncharted.