By Glendale Star Staff
Glendale police investigating fatal collision
Glendale police identified the two teens who died as a result of a traffic collision on Aug. 25 as 18-year-old Ariyanna Alexus-Savina Parsad and 19-year-old Jazmine Esperanza Marquez. One other person remains in critical condition.
Just after midnight on Aug. 25, Glendale police responded to a collision at 83rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road involving two vehicles.
One of the vehicles involved was a Toyota driven by Parsad and occupied by Marquez in the rear passenger seat and a 20-year-old man in the front passenger seat.
Marquez was pronounced deceased on scene. Parsad was transported to a local hospital, where she later died. The man is in critical condition at a local hospital.
The other vehicle involved was a Tesla driven by a 22-year-old man. He was transported to a local hospital with serious but nonlife-threatening injuries.
According to the vehicular crimes detectives, Parsad was traveling north on 83rd Avenue through a green light. The Tesla was moving west at a high rate of speed and ran the red light at the intersection causing the collision. Detectives are investigating speed and impairment as possible factors. The incident is under investigation, and charges are pending the results of the investigation.
Glendale detectives seize drugs, paraphernalia
Five people were taken into custody after Glendale police discovered more than $1 million in drugs and paraphernalia, thanks to a search warrant for a home and car near 75th Avenue and Thomas Road.
The items seized include four firearms, more than $20,000 in cash, more than 4 pounds of fentanyl powder, over 200,000 fentanyl-laced pills, and over 5 pounds of cocaine.
Glendale police said the investigation is ongoing, with charges pending. No arrests have been made.