An arrest has been made in a collision that caused the deaths of three people near Southern Avenue and Hardy Drive in Tempe on October 2.
Tempe police say three people were killed in the crash, including 65-year-old Magdalena Zeitino and 31-year-old Miguel Zeitino.
Police report that 58-year-old Duane Richard Principale was driving a van 20 miles per hour over the posted speed limit when he crossed the center line and crashed head-on into a Toyota Corolla.
The van also struck a Jeep after colliding with the Corolla. Police say the Corolla was hit with such force, that a tire in the trunk of the car “projected out and struck the front of a Ford Truck.”
Two people in the Corolla died that night, while another died two days later.
Police say Principale’s BAC level was twice the legal limit. He spent eight days in intensive care and was arrested yesterday for multiple counts of endangerment and manslaughter, after being discharged from the hospital.