A truck driver, who was captured on video driving recklessly at high speeds in Arizona and smashing into cars stopped at a red light, was allegedly driving impaired at the time of the accident and now he has been charged with murder, according to authorities.
Around 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 3, the semi-truck driver, identified as 28-year-old Karan Singh, was driving in Parker when he crashed into three cars stopped at a red light, officials said.
The vehicles went flying into the parking lot of a nearby gas station after the crash. The truck and one of the vehicles burst into flames, KTVK reported. Another vehicle smashed into a boulder and landed on its roof.
A video can be found on social media showing the truck going at a high rate of speed before the wreck occurred.
According to authorities, one person was confirmed dead at the scene and several others were seriously injured.
Meanwhile, Singh left the scene after the crash, but he was located by police and taken to an area hospital, KTVK reported. Police said they believe he was impaired during the crash.
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“My cousin Amy died instantly, and my cousin Peggy is on life support, and they don’t think she’s going to make it,” Debbie Fritzen told KTVK.
Fritzen said their spouses were also in the car and they are recovering, but her family is devastated.
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Halei Jackson, who works nearby where the accident happened, told the station, “I’ve never seen anything so devastating. It was a mess. There were car parts all over the street…I just hope he gets what he deserves for what he did.”
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