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Woman arrested after crashing truck into backyard pool in Goodyear

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Goodyear crash into pool
Posted at 10:06 PM, Feb 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-15 19:20:27-05

GOODYEAR, AZ — A woman has been arrested for aggravated assault after crashing her pickup truck into a backyard pool Monday night in Goodyear.

It happened just before 10 p.m. near Estrella Parkway and Van Buren Street.

Goodyear police say the collision involved three cars — one that had flipped on its side, one that left a driver pinned, and a third, the Ford pickup truck, that had driven into a pool.

Three people involved in the crash were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said 31-year-old Victoria Knox was booked into jail on Tuesday on aggravated assault charges and likely will face additional charges. A DUI charge is possible pending lab results.

According to a police update on Tuesday afternoon, there was no evidence to suggest the victim in the incident provoked Knox, and it's believed to be a one-sided attack.

Video from the scene showed a backyard block wall destroyed, dirt and debris in the water, and more damage to the home's exterior wall.

Sarita Nash and her husband, the owners of the home, said their family is fortunate to not be injured.

The couple was in their bedroom when they heard the crash.

"It was just really loud, it almost sounded like a train coming. And then all of a sudden we just heard a big boom and our wall started shaking," said Nash.

“You could see the lights from the top of the cab of the truck shining through our window.”

Tuesday, crews were at their home cleaning up the debris. They put up a temporary metal fence to replace the broken brick wall.

"I’m devastated, made it to my house, we literally just bought it and it’s so upsetting. We haven’t even been here a year yet," said Nash.

Nash said she also felt lucky that it wasn't any worse.

"If we didn’t have a pool, they would’ve been in the house. And she would’ve hit us because we were right there. So I’m just thankful that we have a pool," she said.