PHOENIX, AZ – According to AZ Family, an alleged drunk driver fatally struck another vehicle at 71st Ave and Thomas Rd Sunday.
Saul Figueroa, 18, was driving north on 71st Ave when he ran a red light and collided with another vehicle around 4 a.m.
Rescue crews pronounced a passenger from the vehicle that was struck, Rubi Lopez, dead at the scene. That vehicle’s driver was not injured in the incident.
Figueroa fled the area following the collision. Authorities located Figueroa at his home, arrested him, and charged him with manslaughter. They believe Figueroa was impaired at the time of the crash.
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