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The Department of Public Safety investigating Sunday morning fatal crash on U.S. 95

Detectives are looking for witnesses to the fatal crash early Sunday morning in Yuma

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 -

Just before 6 a.m. on Sunday May 25, two people were killed in a “T-Bone” collision at the intersection of U.S. 95 and Avenue 7E in Yuma. A white Chrysler passenger vehicle was driving north on Avenue 7E when the Chrysler sped through the red light at the intersection of U.S. 95, hitting a purple Toyota Scion. The Toyota Scion was driving eastbound on U.S. 95 at the time of the crash.

The driver of the Toyota Scion, Roberto Rodriguez, 61, and his passenger, Sylvia Rodriguez, 56, were killed. They were both residents of San Luis.

The driver of the white Chrysler passenger car is a 42-year-old resident of Yuma. He was airlifted to St. Josephs Hospital in Phoenix and admitted for his serious injuries. His name is not being released because he is a suspect in a crime and has not been charged or booked.

The 42-year-old is currently being investigated as a homicide suspect as he may have been driving under the impairment of drugs and speeding at the time of the collision.

DPS Vehicular Crimes detectives are looking for any witnesses to the crash or driving behavior of the white Chrysler prior to the crash. DPS is asking witnesses to contact Detective Curt Getting at (602) 223-2465 or Detective Sgt. Tom Simon at (602) 223-2673. Witnesses may also contact Silent Witness at 480Witness (480 948-6377).