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MCSO: Woman, 3 kids hospitalized after crash near Lake Pleasant, man in custody for possible impairment

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2-car crash near Lake Pleasant
Posted at 7:56 PM, Sep 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 21:45:41-04

PEORIA, AZ — Multiple people, including three children, were hurt in a head-on crash near Lake Pleasant on Sunday evening.

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened near Desert Tortoise Road and Bajada Loop around 6:45 p.m.

The crash involved a Hummer H3 and Toyota minivan.

The Hummer was driven by a man, Miguel Espin, and had a woman and three children as passengers. Espin reportedly fled the scene of the crash on foot, but was found about a quarter-mile away.

Officials say the woman who was in the Hummer had non-life-threatening injuries, but is now paralyzed. The three children suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Both occupants in the minivan were also hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries.

Espin was found to be impaired at the time of the crash. He has been booked into jail on charges of aggravated assault, endangerment, leaving the scene of a crash, and aggravated DUI.