Man indicted in fatal freeway crash in Gilbert

Joaquin Daniel Ballesteros-Carpio

Joaquin Daniel Ballesteros-Carpio

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by The Associated Press

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Posted on July 31, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Updated Monday, Aug 4 at 10:30 AM

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PHOENIX (AP) -- A man has been indicted in a freeway crash last year that killed a passenger in his car and injured an Arizona Department of Public Safety worker.

Court records show 36-year-old Joaquin Daniel Ballesteros-Carpio was indicted on charges of manslaughter, aggravated assault, possession or use of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Authorities say Ballesteros-Carpio was found with a drug pipe in his front pocket at the scene of the Oct. 25 crash in Gilbert.

They say Ballesteros-Carpio was driving on the Santan Freeway when he suddenly swerved and hit a DPS service vehicle parked on the shoulder.

Authorities say Ballesteros-Carpio was driving on a suspended license at the time. He needed to be extricated from his car and a passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

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