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Suspected drunk driver charged in woman's death

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Posted at 3:33 PM, Dec 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-07 17:33:31-05

An Arizona man convicted of driving while under the influence faces new charges after being involved in another crash that killed a woman.

Court documents say 26-year-old Jonathan George Miller was driving on a suspended or revoked license when he was involved in a deadly car accident in Chandler on Sunday, Nov. 29.

Chandler police said in records that afternoon Miller was driving his GMC pick-up truck and ran a red light at the intersection of Queen Creek and Dobson.

His truck hit a white Mini Cooper that was traveling northbound on Dobson. The impact of the crash sent the passenger in the front seat to the back of the car where she suffered a head injury, documents said.

The woman, identified as Estrella Bowen, was transported to Chandler Regional Medical Center where she was declared dead.

A 16-year-old who was driving the Mini Cooper was hurt, but the extent of the injuries was not known. A couple in a third vehicle who was also hit in the crash had non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers found Miller seated on a curb about 150 years from the scene, records say. He was arrested and booked into jail.

He's been charged with one count of manslaughter and three counts of endangerment, all felonies, documents show. He was convicted of DUI in March and was sentenced to probation.