Officials identify man arrested after crashing car into Fountain Hills home

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Posted at 2:37 PM, Feb 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-13 18:40:55-05

FOUNTAIN HILLS, AZ — A man wanted by U.S. Marshals was arrested Sunday after crashing into a Fountain Hills home as he was speeding away from a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office deputy.

According to court documents, the deputy saw a car driven by 37-year-old Rosario Vega speeding near Palisades and Shea boulevards on Sunday morning.

The deputy initiated a traffic stop as Vega sped away. As the deputy broke off the pursuit, he saw a "large cloud of dirt and debris fly into the air."

He responded and found Vega's car embedded into the garage door of a home.

MCSO says Vega exited the car with a severe cut to his arm. His female passenger was also transported to the hospital.

Court documents say that the woman had a skull fracture, and "multiple vertebrae fractures in her neck. She was placed in a medicated state in the intensive care unit at a Scottsdale hospital."

MCSO says the car hit the back of another vehicle, lost control, and then plowed into the home's garage.

The estimated speed of the car at the time was over 90 mph, according to court documents.

Vega reportedly has a nationwide extradition warrant from the U.S. Marshal's Office for transporting marijuana into the U.S.

He has been charged with aggravated assault and endangerment.