A man returning from a funeral is accused of driving impaired and causing a deadly three-car crash in Glendale, according to court records.
Police responded to the collision near 63rd and Peoria Avenues around 4:15 p.m., after reports that three vehicles had collided and one was on top of another.
Police interviewed one of the men on scene, 35-year-old Benjamin David Tangen, who reportedly told them that he was on the way to Home Depot to get a tool for work after attending a co-worker's funeral earlier that day.
According to police, Tangen showed signs of impairment, and a blood draw confirmed has BAC was above the legal limit, registering at .11.
Witnesses say the Chevy Tahoe he was driving was traveling at a high rate of speed on eastbound Peoria Avenue when it made a turn from the middle lane onto northbound 63rd Avenue.
The Tahoe collided with two vehicles, killing one man and injuring another.
Tangen self-surrendered to police on August 11. He has prior DUI convictions in 2003 and 2006, and has now been charged with endangerment and manslaughter.