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Driver could be charged in fatal 2-vehicle crash

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Posted: Tuesday, September 5, 2006 10:55 am | Updated: 2:22 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

A Scottsdale man could face manslaughter charges after a 17-year-old Mesa girl was killed in a truck he was driving after he ran a red light and collided with a car, Scottsdale police said.

Johanna Cavanagh, 17, of Mesa, was killed instantly in a 2000 Toyota Tacoma driven by Moneir Nour Khoury, 25, of Scottsdale, at about 2 a.m. Monday, after he ran a red light at the intersection of Miller and McDowell roads in Scottsdale, police said.

Khoury was driving south on Miller Road and ran a red light at the McDowell Road intersection before his truck was hit broadside by a Toyota Camry, according to police.

A 22-year-old man driving the Camry and his 22-year-old woman passenger were treated for minor injuries and released from Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn hospital, according to police.

Alcohol or drugs appear to be a factor in the crash, according to police.

Khoury was released into police custody after being treated at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn.

He will be transferred to the Maricopa County Fourth Avenue Jail, according to police.

Traffic was snarled and the intersection was closed until 8:30 a.m.

The crash marked the ninth fatal vehicle collision in Scottsdale this year, according to Scottsdale police.

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