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PHOENIX - A woman and a man are dead and two other people are fighting for their lives after a horrible crash.
Officers say Enrique Acosta ran a red light and slammed into another car. Police say Acosta, who has a history of DUI arrests, may have been at it again.
What makes this accident especially terrible is that police say it was caused by a drunk driver and one who never should have been driving in the first place.
The collision happened at 11:30 Friday night. Police say 27-year-old Enrique Acosta was drunk and speeding northbound on 51st Avenue when he ran a red light and crashed into a car on Camelback.
The accident happened in Glendale but Phoenix police had actually tried to pull him over just moments before.
Acosta struck a car, a Dodge Neon, with a family of five inside. Nancy Roseles, 20, died at the scene and her husband, 29-year-old Mario Bonfiln died Saturday night from injuries he sustained in the crash. He was the driver. The couple's 2-year-old son and Roseles' 27-year-old half-sister remain in critical condition. A 9-year-old girl who is the daughter of Bonfiln from a previous relationship is in serious condition but is expected to survive
Police say Acosta was drunk behind the wheel and has a history of doing so.
In fact, Acosta has been convicted of DUI twice before and was even sentenced to four and half years in prison. He was only just released earlier this year.
Acosta and his 20-year-old girlfriend Mayra Covarrubias were also taken to the hospital but were not seriously injured. Acosta now faces many serious charges.
Police tell 3TV no one riding in the family's car were wearing their seatbelts.
Acosta is being held on a $2 million bond.