Wrong-way DUI driver hits and kills 20-year-old woman, Gilbert PD says

An alleged wrong-way DUI driver in Gilbert who police say crashed head-on with a 20-year-old driver is behind bars and the victim is dead.

The crash happened around 2 a.m. near Williams Field and Recker Roads on April 18.

Police say 23-year-old Harrison Ward was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of Williams Field Road at a high rate of speed. He crashed head-on into a four-door car.

Ward's BAC was recorded at the hospital at .275, more than three times the legal limit and according to court documents, four 24 oz. Steel Reserve beer cans were seen in the back seat of his car. 

Harrison told police he was also drinking rum and coke at a Top Golf location in Gilbert.

Harrison Ward Gilbert Wrong Way Crash

Harrison Ward

Police added that speed calculations show he was likely traveling at least 75 mph in a 35 mph zone and was driving without a destination.

"After striking the passenger car, the pick-up truck veered right, into a center median light pole. The pick-up truck kept traveling east, before coming to rest just east of the intersection at Recker Road," police said.

Anastasia Dombrowski, 20, was declared dead at the scene of the crash.

As for Ward, he was taken to the hospital as a precaution. He was then released and arrested by Gilbert Police.

Ward is booked into jail on suspicion of second-degree murder and aggravated DUI.

No more information was made available.

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