Hit and Run driver facing numerous charges after causing four separate collisions involving a total of six victim vehicles
The suspect and two victims were transported with minor injuries
Monday, December 21, 2009 -
The Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) is investigating four separate hit and run collisions involving a total of six victim vehicles caused by the same driver which began at about 2:50 p.m. on Monday, December 21, 2009. DPS investigators believe the suspect driver, Kristen Rowley, 29, of Gilbert Ariz., was driving a Gray Infinity G-35 coupe southbound on SR 51 approaching the I-10 interchange when she struck the first vehicle. Rowley then continued eastbound on I-10 where she struck a second vehicle near
DPS was not in pursuit. However, officers were in the area attempting to locate the suspect vehicle which caused the collisions after numerous 9-1-1 calls from citizens and victims. Rowley was transported to
The first call came into DPS at 2:51 p.m. and everything was cleared by 5:00 p.m. The only road restrictions were westbound I-10 at
*Photo enforcement photos and video available at the link below. The first photo enforcement site located westbound I-10 at 16th street shows Rowley traveling at 89 miles per hour in HOV lane. The second site located westbound I-10 at 15th avenue shows Rowley's vehicle traveling at 90 miles per hour in the #1 lane. The corresponding video on the second site also show's Rowley's vehicle clip the rear of the third victim in the maroon sedan as the sedan is changing lanes.
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The Arizona Department of Public Safety is a state-level law enforcement agency whose mission is to protect human life and property by enforcing state laws, deterring criminal activity and providing vital support to the State of Arizona and its citizens.