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Arrest made after 1 killed, 3 injured in west Phoenix car crash

Posted at 6:24 AM, Jun 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-20 15:19:07-04

A woman has been arrested after a DUI crash where one person died in west Phoenix.

Around 2:30 a.m. on June 10, the Phoenix Fire Department responded to reports of a collision in the area of 43rd Avenue and McDowell Road.

According to a Phoenix police spokeswoman, a red sedan failed to stop at a red light at the intersection and struck a gray vehicle heading westbound on McDowell Road.

Four people were injured in the crash, a fire spokesman said.

The driver of the red car, 31-year-old Erika Adriana Macias, was taken to the hospital in critical condition and a passenger in the gray car, a 27-year-old man, suffered severe injuries during the crash, officials said. A third person was treated for injuries but did not need to be hospitalized.

A man in his 40s was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. His name has not been released.

Court documents obtained by ABC15 show that Macias was intoxicated at the time of the collision with a BAC level of .175.

Police say her car was traveling between 64 and 74 miles per hour when it crashed into the other car. 

Records show that Macias was also driving on a suspended license. 

Macias was arrested Tuesday for aggravated assault and second-degree murder at Good Samaritan Hospital, where she is still recovering from her injuries. 

When she is released from the hospital she is expected to be held without bond since she is already on felony release.