Preliminary toxicology reports show multiple drugs in the system of the driver of a vehicle that crossed over several lanes of traffic and crashed head-on into another car, killing one person and injuring another.
Phoenix police report that on June 24 about 10 a.m., a Nissan Xterra was traveling northbound on 75th Avenue near Van Buren Street when it reportedly crossed over three lanes of traffic and collided head-on with a southbound Ford Focus.
One person in the Focus was killed, and the other suffered broken ribs.
The driver of the Nissan, 20-year-old Xavier Evinaldo Mejia, allegedly admitted to police to drinking beer and taking sleeping pills.
On Wednesday, police learned that Mejia had checked himself out of the hospital and was reportedly planning on leaving for Mexico.
Police arrested Mejia at his home near 27th Avenue and Van Buren Street. Police say his preliminary toxicology report showed three different drugs in his system including cannabis, Fentanyl, and Benzodiazepine.
Mejia is being held on a $75,000 bond and an immigration hold, and is expected to face charges of manslaughter endangerment and aggravated assault.