Woman accused of crashing into motorcycles after running red light, leaving man dead
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — A man is dead and two others are injured after police say an impaired red-light runner hit them while they were riding their motorcycles over the weekend in north Phoenix.
Phoenix police say that 19-year-old Tucker Colby and three other men were riding in north Phoenix early Sunday morning near 51st Avenue and Union Hills Drive when they were hit by 33-year-old Jaimie Renee Arce. Police say Arce was trying to turn left in the intersection when she hit Colby with her car.
Colby died from his injuries at the scene, according to police. The second motorcycle rider, a 24-year-old man, was taken to the hospital was serious injuries, and the third motorcycle rider, an 18-year-old man, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The fourth rider was able to avoid the accident. Court paperwork found that the fourth rider recorded the crash which showed that Arce ran the red light, crashed, and then got out of her car and started walking away. Officers at the scene noticed she had bloodshot watery eyes and smelled of alcohol.
In an interview with investigators, Arce reportedly admitted to drinking before driving and admitted to running the stoplight. She refused to submit a breathalyzer test at the scene but two blood samples were collected after she was taken into custody. Arce was arrested and booked on various charges.
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