Scottsdale, AZ (August 6, 2019) – In Scottsdale, approximately 20 minutes from Mesa, a man was arrested following a two-vehicle accident at an intersection that led to one fatality.
The Scottsdale Police Department was called to the scene of the accident at the intersection of Williams Drive and Miller Road around 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, where they found that two vehicles collided with force due to a reckless driver.
The suspect has since been identified as 22-year-old Ramon Carrasco, who approached the intersection from Miller Road with his 22-year-old female passenger.
The victim, identified only as a 68-year-old woman, drove by herself southbound to make a left onto Williams at the same time. Witnesses told police that Carrasco was speeding and racing another vehicle when he went through the intersection, colliding with the victim.
The victim, who has not yet been identified, suffered life-threatening injuries and passed away at the hospital. Carrasco and his passenger received treatment at a hospital.
Carrasco was arrested on charges of second-degree murder and aggravated assault.
The investigation into the accident continues at this time.
Our sincere condolences are warmly extended to the family and friends of the party whose life was taken in this accident.
Fatal accidents take place every day on our roads, causing serious results for the family and friends of those whose lives are taken. These accidents commonly occur due to recklessness, such as distracted driving, drunk driving, and speeding events. More than 900 people’s lives are taken in these serious fatal accidents while 55,000 people are injured as a result of crashes. Our wrongful death attorneys in Arizona are here in your time of need.
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