Mesa, AZ (November 25, 2019) – An arrest has been made after a fatal car crash that occurred on U.S. 60 in Mesa.
DPS troopers received a call regarding a car facing sideways on US-60 eastbound at Country Club Drive due to a possible collision late Saturday night. When troopers arrived on the scene, they determined at least one person sustained serious injuries. That person, Dennisha Lawanda Owens, 22, later died from her injuries. Deanndra Oymay Woo, 24, was the driver of the other vehicle involved in the accident.
Woo allegedly told DPS that she drank a vodka cocktail and a beer earlier that night. Troopers say Woo’s B.A.C. level was recorded by a portable breathalyzer to be .115. She is currently being held on a $150,000 bond for DUI and second-degree murder in the crash. Authorities have not released further details at this time.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of Dennisha Lawanda Owens at this time.
In 2018 alone, more than 35,000 accident injuries occurred across Arizona, resulting in almost 1,000 deaths. Severe car accidents involving injuries or deaths are on the rise across the state, with most of those crashes involving multiple injuries and several drivers. And according to the Arizona Department of Transportation, driver impairment or negligence is responsible for a large portion of these serious vehicle accidents.
Financial difficulties, long-term injuries and even job loss or death are just some of the tragic consequences that may befall victims and their families after these critical accidents. But those affected can contact a Phoenix accident lawyer for help. In some cases, victims and their families can seek fair compensation from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our car accident lawyers at ELG Law have years of experience advocating for victims and their families. Even minor collisions can cause stress, hassle, and emotional or physical harm in the long term, so it’s important for those affected to reach out to a lawyer as soon as possible. Contact our skilled auto accident attorneys at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-hassle consultation today and learn more about your options.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local Phoenix and broader Arizona community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.
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