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PD: One dead after car crashes into Phoenix canal

car into canal 35th avenue and durango
Posted at 5:25 AM, Jun 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 15:02:48-04

PHOENIX — One person is dead after a vehicle crashed into a canal in Phoenix late Thursday night.

Phoenix Fire Department officials say they were called out to the scene near 35th Avenue and Durango Street after 11 p.m. to assist with a vehicle in a canal.

The vehicle reportedly crashed through the intersection, rolled and landed in the water, police say.

When firefighters arrived, they saw a man in the water with a Phoenix police officer. Both made it out of the water safely, however, they believed another person may have still been in the vehicle.

Officials confirmed the presence of another occupant in the car, an adult woman, and her body was recovered. It's unclear if the woman drowned or was killed during the collision.

She has since been identified as 27-year-old Daria Quimayousie.

Police say the 26-year-old male driver who survived the crash was impaired at the time and was not cooperating with investigators.

He has been identified as Kensley Cody Dayzie and was booked into jail on a second-degree murder charge.