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Driver turns self in days after deadly Tonopah crash

Posted at 8:56 AM, Oct 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-22 01:14:28-04

A driver wanted for leaving the scene of a deadly crash that happened in the Tonopah area on Thursday turned himself in to authorities days later. 

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened near Wintersburg Road and Van Buren around 12:40 p.m.

MCSO says a silver Toyota Prius was driving southbound on Wintersburg Road and attempted to pass a semi-truck headed in the same direction. In doing so, the Prius caused a motorcyclist traveling the opposite direction to swerve. The motorcyclist lost control and hit the semi-truck, and then a second motorcyclist.

The motorcyclist that collided with the semi-truck did not survive the crash.

The other motorcyclist was taken to the hospital and is recovering.

The driver of the Prius did not stop after the crash.

On Sunday, MCSO officials said the driver of the Prius, identified as 33-year-old Miguel Lopez, turned himself in to authorities.

Miguel is facing one count of leaving the scene of a fatal traffic collision.

The victim of the crash has not been identified.