Man pleads not guilty in wrong-way fatal freeway accident

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PHOENIX (AP) -- A 39-year-old Phoenix man has pleaded not guilty to multiple felony charges stemming from a wrong-way freeway accident in which a fire department dispatcher was fatally injured.

Stephen B. Martin was arraigned Thursday in Maricopa County Superior Court on charges of second-degree murder, endangerment and possession of marijuana and of drug paraphernalia.

Police have said Martin told police and hospital personnel after the Jan. 27 early-morning accident that he knew he was drunk and shouldn't have been driving but that he had to get his girlfriend because she was being sexually assaulted.

Megan Lange was fatally injured when her small SUV collided head-on with a Martin's large SUV on Interstate 17. The 26-year-old married mother of two was going home after work.

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Man to enter plea in wrong-way fatal freeway accident

PHOENIX (AP) -- A 39-year-old Phoenix man is to enter a plea to multiple felony charges stemming from a wrong-way freeway accident in which a fire department dispatcher was fatally injured.

Stephen B. Martin is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Maricopa County Superior Court.

He faces charges of second-degree murder, endangerment and possession of marijuana and of drug paraphernalia.

Police have said Martin told police and hospital personnel after the Jan. 27 early-morning accident that he knew he was drunk and shouldn't have been driving but that he had to get his girlfriend because she was being sexually assaulted.

Megan Lange was fatally injured when her small SUV collided head-on with a Martin's large SUV on Interstate 17. The 26-year-old married mother of two was going home after work.

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