PD: Driver in fatal crash had BAC nearly 4 times legal limit

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Edwin Hurt By Andrew Michalscheck Edwin Hurt By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX -- The driver in a fatal single-vehicle rollover collision last weekend allegedly had a blood alcohol content that was nearly four times the legal limit.

According to court documents, 34-year-old Edwin Hurt’s BAC was .317 when he rolled a 1999 four-door Jaguar on Interstate 10 near 91st Avenue last Sunday night.

Police said they also found Xanax pills in the center console. Hurt, however, had no prescription for Xanax.

The crash killed 49-year-old Irene Soza, who was not wearing a seat belt at the time.

The second passenger, 30-year-old Joyal Valeros, was also seriously injured. He fractured his skull and multiple ribs, and punctured a lung. Valeros also had to have his left arm amputated.

Police said prior to the crash Hurt had posted photos of himself with Soza and Valeros out at a restaurant having drinks.

Hurt has previous convictions for DUI, drugs, assault, and contempt of court.

Following the crash, Hurt was treated at a hospital for lacerations. He was then booked into jail.

Hurt is facing numerous charges, including manslaughter, extreme DUI, and possession of a dangerous drug.