Updated August 28, 2023 - 6:07 pm
A suspected DUI crash in the east valley left an elderly woman dead Monday morning, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.
At around 10:45 a.m. a three-car collision occurred near East Flamingo and South Pecos roads.
Two vehicles were stopped at a red light on Pecos, south of the intersection with Flamingo. A 2009 Nissan Versa approached the vehicles from behind and did not slow down in time, police said. The Nissan crashed into the back of a 2007 Chrysler, which caused the Chrysler to strike the back of a 2018 Subaru Outback, according to police.
The 75-year-old woman driving the Chrysler was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center where she later died. The two other drivers involved suffered minor injuries.
Police said 28-year-old Cheyenne Day, the driver of the Nissan, appeared impaired and was arrested. Court records show Day is facing charges of DUI resulting in death, failure to decrease speed, operating a vehicle with expired registration, driving without a valid driver’s license and driving without proof insurance.
Day is due in court on Tuesday and remains in custody.
Contact Taylor Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review-Journal staff writer David Wilson contributed to this report.