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Teen killed, another hurt in UTV crash in north Scottsdale area

Eight 'juveniles' were in the vehicle at the time of the crash
Teen killed in UTV crash
Posted at 8:17 AM, Dec 10, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-11 19:44:13-05

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Scottsdale police say a teenager was killed in a crash involving an off-road vehicle early Saturday morning.

The collision, involving a Polaris UTV, occurred around 1 a.m. near Hayden and Jomax roads.

Police say the vehicle was occupied by eight juvenile passengers when it overturned. Two of the occupants were injured and taken to hospitals, including one who later died.

Police say all of the people involved are "juveniles," and have not confirmed their exact ages. Police say the driver of the UTV was under the age of 16.

None of the occupants were believed to be wearing helmets or seatbelts at the time of the crash.

Chaparral High School released a statement identifying the teen who died as a freshman. It described her as a "kind and happy student who had formed many positive relationships at school."

The statement from Chaparral said the crash also involved students from Desert Mountain High School.

It's not known what led to the crash.