ARIVACA, Ariz. - A teenager was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and other crimes after two people were killed and three others were injured in a single-vehicle crash on a southern Arizona roadway, authorities said Thursday.
The crash occurred Wednesday evening on a rural road near Arivaca, which is 50 miles (81 kilometers) southwest of Tucson, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.
Preliminary information indicated that the U.S. Border Patrol tried without success to get the driver to stop after failing to yield. The vehicle crashed a short time later, the department said.
The 17-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault and single counts of criminal damage, unlawful flight from law enforcement and DUI, the department said.
No identities were released.
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