Fatal accident closes road in Phoenix

One person has died in two-vehicle crash at Fern Valley and Luman roads.

A red Jeep Cherokee driving east on Fern Valley Road collided nearly head-on with a grey Jeep Cherokee turning south onto Luman Road shortly before 4 p.m. today, Phoenix police said.

The driver of the red Jeep was declared dead at the scene of the crash, while the other driver was rushed to a local hospital by ambulance, police said. Police haven't released the identity of either driver.

Traffic is moving along Fern Valley Road and out of the adjacent shopping center, although police have restricted some lanes and closed Luman Road.

Police from Phoenix, Talent and Medford are working at the scene, along with a Jackson County medical examiner and Jackson County Fire District No. 5 crews. Drivers are advised to avoid the area if possible.

A crash investigation team will reconstruct details of the collision.

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