Jadalynn Faith Pasion, a 20-year-old Buckeye resident, and a 14-year-old boy and died after a three-vehicle, late-night crash in Glendale Oct. 17.
According to Tiffany Ngalula of the Glendale Police Department, at 11:30 p.m. Oct. 17, “A black sedan with two occupants was traveling westbound on Glendale Avenue at a high rate of speed and rear-ended another black sedan carrying three occupants, traveling in the same lane and direction.”
She said the vehicle that was rear ended struck a third vehicle head on. The third vehicle was traveling east on Glendale Avenue between El Mirage Road and Glen Harbor Boulevard.
The driver of the vehicle that rear-ended the second vehicle, a 29-year-old woman, was transported to a hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.
The driver of the rear-ended vehicle also was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life threatening.
But two passengers in the rear-ended vehicle, a 14-year-old boy in the back seat and Jadalynn Faith Pasion, who was in the front passenger seat, died.
“Detectives were able to determine that both speed and impairment appear to be factors of the collision. The investigation is ongoing at this time,” Ngalula said.
According to a GoFundMe account set up to raise funds for her funeral, “Jada’s beauty was only matched by her kind soul. She could light up any room with her sense of humor and her wide smile, and she possessed the humblest of hearts. Jada was a dear friend to many, a devoted sister and daughter to her family, and had so much ahead of her before her future was senselessly cut short. This sudden event has left her family shocked and overwhelmed.”