Driver Suspected of DUI in Fatal Arizona Motor Vehicle Crash

An Arizona car accident in Laveen has resulted in the death of one person. At this time, authorities suspect that alcohol played a role in the collision. Two men suffered injury and one woman died as a result of the suspected DUI crash.

The crash happened at approximately 2 a.m. on a recent Thursday morning. Authorities allege that a minivan and a car crashed into one another. The minivan had been traveling northbound and the car -- a Crown Victoria – was traveling westbound. Witnesses claim that the Crown Victoria failed to stop at a stop sign and drove into the side of the minivan.

The sheriff's office said that the drivers and passengers in the minivan and car were not wearing seat belts. The force of the impact destroyed the minivan's passenger side. A 44-year-old female passenger in the minivan was ejected from the vehicle, and the minivan eventually came to rest on top of her. She did not survive and was ultimately pronounced dead at on site.

Authorities are still investigating how this horrific accident may have occurred. However, they believe that alcohol was an important contributor to the collision. As of last reports, the driver who authorities suspect was DUI was still receiving care for his injuries at the hospital.

Due to the fatal nature of this Arizona traffic accident, the alleged DUI driver, who police say had a blood alcohol level of 0.20, will likely face stiff challenges during his court proceedings. In spite of the evidence brought against him in court, though, the driver will have various legal defense strategies available to him. If the evidence against him is particularly strong, for example, he may try to enter into a plea bargain agreement -- which would likely involve pleading guilty to certain charges in exchange for a reduced punishment.


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