PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A man has been arrested following a rollover crash that killed one person on southbound I-17 to westbound I-10 interchange.

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the crash happened at about 12:30 a.m.

DPS said only one vehicle and three people were involved in the crash.

According to DPS, the vehicle left the roadway when it rolled and struck a palm tree. Two of the three people inside the vehicle were ejected.

One of the passengers, Marcellos Matthews 21, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other passenger only suffered minor injuries. 

The driver, later identified as 23-year-old Marquese Matthews, was arrested and booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail.

He is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated assault and endangerment.

The Arizona Department of Transportation said only the ramp was closed but the area has since reopened. 

 


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(5) comments

Shredder

Correction on his first name - Marcellos…. not Marquese. My mistake.

Shredder

Marquese, did your mama teach you to run from the scene of an accident that you caused?

NoDotards

Great article... NOT smh

HMI

First degree murder? Wow.

CoyoteFan19

Yeah, I thought first degree murder requires premeditation and intent. I didn't see a DUI charge nor did I see any sort of related felony (armed robbery, kidnapping). Interesting that a vehicle accident is first degree.

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