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PD: Two children, mother in hit-and-run in west Phoenix; impaired driver located and arrested

41st Drive and Camelback accident
Posted at 8:10 PM, Sep 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 16:37:23-04

PHOENIX — Police are investigating a crash that left a mother and two young children seriously hurt in Phoenix Sunday evening.

Emergency crews were called to the scene near 41st Drive and Camelback Road at around 7:30 p.m.

Police say 58-year-old Alfredo Enriquez attempted to buy alcohol at a business in the area, but was turned away because he appeared to be intoxicated. An employee tried to stop Enriquez from driving away, but he continued onto Camelback Road.

When Enriquez turned onto 41st Drive, he allegedly struck a vehicle with a 41-year-old mother, a 6-year-old girl, and a 5-year-old boy inside.

The two children are said to be in critical condition. The mother has serious injuries.

A store employee saw the crash happen and rushed to help. The employee tried to keep Enriquez at the scene, but he fled on foot before later being located at his home.

Enriquez admitted to being behind the wheel at the time of the crash and said he had five or six beers before the crash happened. He was booked into jail on three counts of aggravated assault and leaving the scene of a serious crash. A blood test has been submitted to determine his B.A.C. level.

Watch video from the scene below:

Two children, one adult seriously injured in west Phoenix crash

Two children and an adult were seriously injured in a crash near 41st Drive and Camelback. Police are currently searching for a suspect involved in the collision. STORY: bit.ly/3mVNLnV

Posted by ABC15 Arizona on Sunday, September 27, 2020