ASU student killed by suspected drunk driver


by Associated Press & Warren Trent, Carina Sonn

Posted on April 15, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Updated Monday, Apr 16 at 2:12 PM

Fatal crash on EB U.S. 60

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MESA, Ariz. -- A 22-year-old man was killed by a suspected drunk driver this morning that forced the hours-long closure of the eastbound US 60 at Alma School Road.

Officials say the victim, Giacomo Masolini, was a student at ASU.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating the overnight crash between a passenger car and a Corvette that happened around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday.

DPS says Mark William Clary, 24, was behind the wheel of the Corvette that rear ended a sedan on the US 60. A third vehicle was also involved. The impact left twisted steel and shattered glass along the highway.

"A black Corvette sped past us having to slam on his brakes and ended up hitting another car which ended up spinning. Once the cars stopped spinning, he jumped out of his car and took off," said Kelsie Ruiz who witnessed the crash.

"Passersby and witnesses actually chased him down in attempt to take him into custody. They were unsuccessful but were able to give Mesa police officers a good enough perimeter area," said Ofc. Carrick Cook with DPS.

The suspect was found about a mile away in a residential area, uninjured.

Clary has been charged with second-degree murder, 4 counts of aggravated assault and leaving the scene of a fatal crash.

Another victim in the sedan is in extremely critical condition.

A third passenger in the sedan as well as two others who were in a Volkswagen are fine.

The US 60 between the Alma School and Dobson road exits has been reopened.

Stay with 3TV as details of the horrific crash continue to unfold.