Tolleson man arrested for DUI and 2nd-degree murder after fatal crash on I-17

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The driver who was passed out in the jeep has been identified as Aaron Michael Larson, 25, of Tolleson. (Source: MCSO, GoFundMe, and 3TV/CBS 5) The driver who was passed out in the jeep has been identified as Aaron Michael Larson, 25, of Tolleson. (Source: MCSO, GoFundMe, and 3TV/CBS 5)
Mugshot of suspect Aaron Michael Larson, 25. (Source: MCSO) Mugshot of suspect Aaron Michael Larson, 25. (Source: MCSO)
A Go Fund Me account has been set up for Desiree Sabby, 20.  (Source: Go Fund Me) A Go Fund Me account has been set up for Desiree Sabby, 20.  (Source: Go Fund Me)
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

A Tolleson man has been arrested for second-degree murder after a fatal crash on I-17.

The crash occurred just after 3 a.m. Saturday on southbound I-17 at Northern Avenue. 

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, a Jeep had stopped in the No. 3 lane with the driver passed out. He later told police, "he had been at a sports bar with a friend, and had consumed "three Shock Tops and a Miller Lite," according to the police report.

Another vehicle had swerved to avoid hitting the stopped vehicle.

But a third vehicle was not able to stop in time and struck the stopped vehicle.

The driver of the third vehicle, 20-year-old Desiree Sabby of Phoenix, was declared dead at the scene.

"The Hyundai sustained heavy crush damage to the front end and the female driver was trapped inside," stated the police report. "After the female driver was extricated... she stopped breathing and was pronounced deceased at the scene."

The driver who was passed out in the Jeep has been identified as Aaron Michael Larson, 25, of Tolleson.

He was arrested for DUI and second-degree murder. He was not injured.

"The driver and sole occupant of the jeep was disoriented, confused and smelled of alcoholic beverage," stated the police report. "He asked another witness at the scene if he was being arrested for drinking."

Police documents say Larson accidentally shot his friend in November, severing his spinal cord.

[RELATED: Docs: Phoenix man accidentally shoots friend, likely paralyzing him]

The freeway was closed most of the morning but was reopened before 10 a.m. The northbound lanes were unaffected.

A GoFundMe account has been set up for the victim.  

To read the full police report, click HERE.

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