Woman accused of using drugs, causing fatal crash

Woman accused of using drugs, causing fatal crash

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Woman accused of using drugs, causing fatal crash

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Posted on August 30, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Updated Thursday, Sep 11 at 1:21 PM

Phoenix woman accused of manslaughter after crash

PHOENIX (AP) -- A woman is accused of manslaughter and drug paraphernalia possession after a fatal crash on a west Phoenix highway last month.

Bond was set at $250,000 for 25-year-old Sarah Ashleigh Ramos after her appearance Thursday in Maricopa County Superior Court. She doesn't have an attorney yet.

Ramos, of Phoenix, was arrested on Aug. 28 after the accident on U.S. 60.

Authorities say Ramos allegedly ran a red light and hit a vehicle driven by 51-year-old Christine Gearhart, who died in the accident.

Phoenix police say Ramos tried to retrieve something from under her seat while she was being extricated from her car.

Officers say they found a glass pipe used to smoke methamphetamine.

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Authorities say a woman is facing manslaughter and drug-related charges after she allegedly ran a red light, causing a fatal crash on a Phoenix highway.

Charging documents show 25-year-old Sarah Ashleigh Ramos was booked into Maricopa County Jail after the accident Thursday morning on eastbound U.S. 60 at the intersection with 99th Avenue.

Authorities say Ramos hit a vehicle being driven by 51-year-old Christine Gearhart, who did not survive.

Police say Ramos, while being extricated from her car, tried to retrieve something from under her seat.

Investigators found a glass pipe used to smoke methamphetamine.

Ramos, of Glendale, was arrested on one count each of manslaughter and drug paraphernalia possession.

Police are awaiting test results of blood taken from Ramos.

It was not known if she had a lawyer.

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