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PD: Suspect in deadly motorcycle crash may have been impaired

Posted at 4:31 PM, Apr 22, 2019

PHOENIX, AZ — Phoenix police say a suspect in a deadly motorcycle crash early Sunday morning may have been impaired.

Authorities say the motorcyclist, Carlos Ruben Martinez, 38, was riding southbound on 24th Street. That's when the suspect, Moses Seth Tasco, 23, reportedly ran a red light while driving eastbound on McDowell Road and collided with Martinez.

The impact of the crash caused Martinez to be thrown from his motorcycle, causing serious injuries. Officers say Martinez was transported to the hospital where he later died.

Tasco took off on foot and was spotted by officers a short time later. Tasco was taken into custody and was booked on one count of leaving the scene of a deadly accident.

Police say the investigation is ongoing, but authorities believe Tasco may have been impaired at the time of the crash.