Speeding driver suspected of DUI after slamming into pickup truck, leaving 2 men dead in Mesa

DPS says a speeding driver is suspected of DUI after slamming into a pickup truck, leaving 2 men dead in Mesa.
Published: Aug. 17, 2022 at 4:38 AM MST|Updated: Aug. 17, 2022 at 1:59 PM MST
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MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- The Arizona Department of Public Safety says two people are dead after a crash in east Mesa on the U.S. 60 early Wednesday morning.

Troopers say the crash happened just before 3 a.m. near Sossaman Road after investigators believed the driver of a Mercedes-Benz was speeding on the highway when they slammed into a pickup truck, causing the truck to roll over with two men inside. DPS says the two men, later identified as 60-year-old Enrique Delgado Macias and 33-year-old Cesar Sanchez Mier, weren’t wearing seat belts and were thrown out. Both were pronounced dead on the scene. Video from the scene showed the pickup truck completely flipped over with DPS crews working to clean up debris.

Investigators believe the driver of the Mercedes was impaired at the time of the crash. He was treated at Banner Desert Hospital for his injuries. DPS has identified that driver as Kimball Anthony Pardini, 27. Traffic in the area was impacted for several hours, but U.S. 60 has since reopened. For the latest traffic updates, click/tap here.