DUI driver ran red light, killing 19-year-old in crash, Goodyear police say

Police arrested Christopher Clark, 40, after he reportedly ran a red light and caused a deadly...
Police arrested Christopher Clark, 40, after he reportedly ran a red light and caused a deadly crash in Goodyear.(Arizona's Family)
Published: Sep. 13, 2022 at 4:01 PM MST|Updated: Sep. 13, 2022 at 7:35 PM MST
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GOODYEAR, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Police say the driver that killed a motorcyclist in a crash Tuesday morning in Goodyear was under the influence of drugs.

Goodyear police officers say 40-year-old Christopher Clark ran a red light, hitting a motorcyclist and another car near Interstate 10 and Pebble Creek Parkway around 1:50 a.m. Officers arrived at the scene and found 19-year-old Carson Smith unresponsive. He was taken to hospital where he later died. The condition of the second driver is unknown.

Police say Clark was taken into custody. During the investigation, officers found that Clark was under the influence of drugs when he ran the red light. He’ll be booked on charges including vehicular manslaughter, aggravated assault, DUI, DUI Drugs, and Reckless Driving.