News: Man arrested for crash that killed 4-year-old girl in Queen Creek

QUEEN CREEK, AZ – Authorities have charged the driver responsible for a deadly crash at Hunt Hwy and Power Rd on June 5 with second-degree murder.

Jason Sanchez, 33, was driving a black Jeep Wrangler at 60 mph when he rear-ended a minivan stopped at a stop sign around 11:30 a.m.

Rescue crews flew a 4-year-old girl from the minivan to an area hospital, where she died the next day. The other two minivan occupants were not seriously hurt in the collision.

Sanchez did not try to brake before hitting the minivan. He informed authorities that he had three or four beers at San Tan Mountain Casino before driving home. Sanchez’s blood alcohol level was .111.

Authorities booked Sanchez into the Pinal County jail and charged him with aggravated assault and DUI. Since the 4-year-old girl died, he is now charged with second-degree murder. His bond is set at $100,000.

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