PHOENIX (FOX 10) - One man is dead and a woman is injured following a motorcycle crash near 43rd Ave. and Indian School Road, according to police.
Officials say just after 11 p.m. Thursday night, a Chevy Equinox driven by 22-year-old Yasmelli Saenz attempted to turn left near 4100 W Indian School Road but failed to yield and hit a motorcycle ridden by 21-year-old Samuel Quick. Quick was heading westbound in the curb lane when the vehicles collided. He was reportedly just five minutes away from home when the tragedy happened.
Quick, along with his passenger who was since identified as his girlfriend, was thrown from the motorcycle. Both individuals were wearing helmets, but Quick sustained fatal injuries. Quick's girlfriend suffered non-life threatening injuries.
"I really think this was the girl," said Quick's father, Arthur Quick, when talking about his late son's girlfriend. Quick spoke via a phone interview. "He would have probably married her."
Meanwhile, Quick's father said his world changed when he learned of the tragic news at work.
"We're still in shock," said Quick. "We're worried about his girlfriend, knowing what she's going through and that Sammy's not coming back."
Saenz was processed for impairment. She was booked for manslaughter, aggravated assault, and endangerment. Quick has a message for Saenz, as she sits behind bars.
"Three families are destroyed," said Arthur Quick. "I want her to suffer every day. She needs -- if it takes putting her behind bars to keep her from behind the wheel, that's what needs to be done."