2 women dead, 3rd injured after vehicle crashes into pole in Yuma

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YUMA, Arizona — Two women are dead and a third suffered minor injuries when the vehicle they were in crashed into a light pole in Yuma.

Police in Yuma say the accident took place Sunday just after 1:30 a.m. on 8th Street and Castle Dome Avenue.

According to authorities, a Toyota Corolla went off the roadway for an unknown reason and struck the pole.

Police say 24-year-old Diana Torres and 41-year-old Miriam Ramos were killed. One was pronounced dead at the scene and the other at Yuma Regional Medical Center.

The driver, 25-year-old Mayra Ramirez, has been hospitalized with minor injuries.

Police say alcohol may have been a factor in the crash but the incident remains under investigation.

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