TEMPE, AZ — A man has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after causing a crash on Saturday that left one woman dead in Tempe, police say.
Just after 5 a.m., a crash was reported on Loop 202, on the off-ramp at Scottsdale Road.
A red Nissan Altima was on the off-ramp preparing to go south on Scottsdale Road. As the vehicle was reportedly traveling too fast, the driver, identified as 37-year-old George Johnson, had locked the brakes.
The vehicle headed straight, jumped a curb and struck a steel sign support for a traffic signal.
The passenger side of the vehicle had significant damage, leaving the passenger with severe injuries.
The passenger, identified as 37-year-old Tamirah Washington, was taken to the hospital where she died.
Johnson was also taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police say Johnson was tested and preliminary results revealed his blood-alcohol levels were 0.331.
Johnson was arrested and faces a manslaughter charge.