Peoria car crash: Woman arrested in crash that left 1 child dead, 4 hurt

Posted at 4:46 PM, Nov 27, 2016

A woman has been arrested in connection with a Peoria car crash that left one child dead and several others badly injured Saturday night.

Peoria police said 23-year-old Amber Sloan was arrested for reckless endangerment following the crash at Deer Valley Road and 87th Avenue.

According to a Peoria police spokesperson, Sloan's pickup truck was heading northbound on 87th Avenue when she struck a minivan carrying a man, woman, and five children.

One child was ejected in the collision, and two others were trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extricated by emergency crews.

Three of the kids sustained life-threatening injuries. One of the children, a 12-year-old boy, passed away at the hospital Sunday. The two other children and the man and woman all sustained serious injuries.

Peoria officials said the children -- ages 6, 7, 10, and two 12-year-olds -- are all boys.

Sloan reportedly suffered minor injuries.

Police said she was processed and released pending further investigation and consultation with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. Impairment does not appear to be a factor in the crash at this time.