Three People Dead After DUI Crash in Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ — Three people have died after being involved in a DUI crash on New Year’s Day.  The victims have been identified as Juan Carlos Gaspar, Selma Gaspar, and 12-year-old Carlos Gaspar.  Three other individuals were injured in the accident.

The fatal car accident took place around 9 p.m. near 40th Street on the South Mountain Loop 202 in Ahwatukee.  Reports show that a Blue Ford Fusion, driven by Ariyan Guy, was speeding and crashed into a Chevy Suburban carrying six people.

The ensuing impact pushed the Suburban off the freeway and caused it to roll multiple times.  Juan, Selma, and Carlos Gaspar died in the accident and the three surviving victims received life-threatening injuries.

Guy was identified as the driver of the Ford Fusion by witnesses of the accident.  Open alcohol containers were found in his vehicle, which Guy admitted to drinking while driving.  Reports added, that a trooper who interviewed Guy at the hospital noticed the smell of alcohol and multiple signs of impairment.

Guy was taken into custody and booked on suspicion of reckless manslaughter and aggravated assault.  He is being detained on a $200,000 secured appearance bond.  It is unknown if he has posted that bond.  The investigation of this accident is ongoing.

The AZ Hometown Lawyers send their condolences to the family and friends of the victims.

How to Move Forward After a Tragic Loss

The loss of a loved one in an accident is irreversible. Thus, it is in the best interest for you and your family to be aware of what to do next.

Those impacted by this loss, must understand that they may have the authority to file a wrongful death suit. Although this won’t bring back your loved one, this may be the most beneficial step towards alleviating the financial burden the death of a loved one has created.

If you lost someone you love in a similar auto accident in Arizona, you do not have to face the fallout alone. Here at the AZ Hometown Lawyers, we not only provide the representation you deserve, but will also stand by your side to help you through these trying times. For more information, call us at (602) 495-1005 or submit a request on our Contact page for a Free Consultation.

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