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Phoenix police ID wrong-way driver in fatal light rail crash

Phoenix police have identified a wrong-way driver who died after her car collided with a light rail train.
Posted at 8:02 AM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 10:42:33-05

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix police have identified a wrong-way driver who died after her car collided with a light rail train.

Investigators released the driver's name Sunday as 30-year-old Tameka Talise Spence. Authorities say Spence was driving her car eastbound on a one-way westbound street in downtown Phoenix around 3 a.m.

Sunday when it crashed into the train. The impact derailed the train, which veered into a light pole.

The operator and two passengers on board were not injured. The cause remains under investigation. But police believe speed was a factor.