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ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY CHARGES WRONG-WAY DRIVER WITH 2nd DEGREE MURDER IN COLLISION WITH A MOTORCYCLIST

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 -

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On Aug. 26, 2012, at 3:33 p.m., Arizona Department of Public Safety officers responded to a three-vehicle fatal collision on eastbound State Route 101 at milepost 29.5. A gray Toyota sedan (vehicle #1) was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes when it struck a black Harley Davidson motorcycle (vehicle #2) head on and caused another motorcycle (vehicle #3) to take evasive action and crash too. Driver of vehicle #2 was transported to JCL hospital where he was pronounced dead, driver of vehicle #1 and #3 were transported for non-life-threatening injuries.

Driver and witness statements indicate that vehicle #1 was traveling northbound on S.R. 51 where she took the eastbound S.R. 101 ramp, once she got to the end of the ramp driver of vehicle #1 made a u-turn and headed westbound in the eastbound HOV lane were she continued till the collision occurred. Driver of vehicle #1 was arrested and booked into MCSO 4th Avenue Jail. Further charges may be pending upon blood sample results. Driver’s involved and Charges are as follows:

DECEASED:
Scott Benson, 43, Tempe

SUSPECT:
Carol Ann Sacca, 59

CHARGES:
2ND Degree Murder, 3 counts of Endangerment and 1 count of Criminal damage.

No Further information is available at this time.

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.

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