Impairment a Factor in Car Crash

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The Phoenix Police Department believes impairment played a factor in a recent fatal car crash in South Phoenix.

Car Crash

The car crash happened at Seventh Avenue and Elwood Street when, according to Officer James Holmes, a 43-year-old woman driving a Dodge Charger lost control of the car and drove straight into opposing traffic. The Charger struck a Ford Taurus.

Injuries and a Fatality

The driver of the Taurus, 41-year-old Emilio Cruz Castro, was pronounced dead at the scene of the car crash. Two passengers in the Taurus, a 41-year-old woman and a 9-yar-old boy also sustained serious injuries. They had to be transported to a local hospital.

It’s now believed the Dodge Charger was traveling at a high rate of speed when she lost control of the car, causing the vehicle to merge into the opposing lane. Bystanders were able to pull the woman out of the Charger before the vehicle burst into flames. She also had to be transported to a local hospital.

Charges Pending in Car Crash

According to Holmes, the police believe impairment played a factor in this high-speed car crash. Charges are pending following the completion of the investigation.

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