Deadly weekend on Valley roadways after several bad wrecks

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Deadly weekend on Valley roadways

PHOENIX - It was a deadly 24 hours on Valley roadways over the past weekend after seven people lost their lives.

Saturday afternoon an elderly couple was killed after they pulled out in front of a van. The other driver survived and is expected to be okay.

Another man is behind bars after allegedly causing a deadly wreck in Scottsdale.

Police believe 36-year old Frank Poston was driving while drunk. He lost control of his truck late Friday night, throwing two teens from the bed. Timothy Egnatoss of Phoenix was killed and a 17-year-old is in serious condition.

The boys reportedly were acquaintances of Poston.

Also late Friday night, a driver rolled a van near 99th Avenue between Olive and Butler. That driver was pronounced dead at the scene and six other passengers had to be hospitalized.

Finally, a motorcycle rider was killed Friday in Queen Creek. Police said the 52-year-old crashed into the side of a car.

Another Valley man in his 50s died after his car rolled into a Scottsdale canal Sunday afternoon. DPS officers are investigating whether a blowout caused the driver to lose control.

One more person also died after a fatal crash in Phoenix. It happened overnight near Tatum and Jomax when police say a driver lost control and rolled. There is no word yet on the cause or if alcohol was a factor. This marked the sixth fatal wreck in the Valley over the weekend.