Ricardo Castro arrested after serious multi-vehicle wreck on Interstate 10 last week

BUCKEYE, AZ - The Arizona Department of Public Safety arrested Ricardo Castro Monday in connection with a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate10 near Watson Road in Buckeye last Wednesday .

According to DPS, Castro, 35, of Goodyear, was driving a Honda Accord with his wife in the passenger seat and his mother-in-law and daughter in the back when they got into an argument.

Officials said that Castro took the Miller Road exit and told his mother-in-law and daughter to get out of the car before speeding off with his wife back onto the interstate.

Castro allegedly crashed the vehicle into a GMC Yukon with six people, causing it to roll, officials said.

According to DPS, five children inside the Yukon were ejected during the crash.

All of the crash victims were taken to local hospitals. Since the crash, DPS said that all but one occupant of the Yukon have been released from medical care and are expected to survive.

Castro was arrested and booked into the Maricopa County Jail on multiple felony charges, including aggravated assault, according to court documents.  

Just 45 minutes after the first crash, a second crash occurred nearby on Interstate 10 involving three semi trucks and four other vehicles, killing the driver of one of the semi trucks, according to DPS.

Officials said that a semi truck crashed into another semi truck that was stopped in the traffic from the first crash. The trucks crashed into four other cars and a third semi, which ignited, killing the driver in one of the semis.

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