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Police say 3 dead after 2-car collision in Mesa

Police say 3 dead after 2-car collision in Mesa

By Rikki Mitchell. CREATED Jun 27, 2013

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say three people are dead after a head-on car crash in Mesa.
   
Mesa police say a vehicle driven by 46-year-old Bernard Knittel allegedly crossed the center lane and collided with another car Wednesday night.
   
Police say Knittel died later after being taken to Scottsdale Osborne Hospital.
   
They say the driver of the other vehicle - 48-year-old Barbara Woods - was pronounced dead at the scene.
   
Police say a front-seat passenger in Woods' car - 40-year-old Marty Woods - also died at the Osborne Hospital.
   
Another passenger in Woods' vehicle was hospitalized.
   
The Arizona Republic reports that police suspect Knittel might have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.

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Rikki Mitchell

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Rikki Mitchell is a proud University of Arizona grad and joined the KGUN9 team after graduation. Rikki reports as a video journalist for the evening and weekend newscasts.