MCSO: Impaired, speeding driver kills 2 in Avondale

Two people were killed in a crash early Sunday morning near Avondale Boulevard and Maricopa 85. (Photo: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Not much left (Photo: Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office)

Weekend roundup of drivers behaving badly in the Phoenix metro area; it must have been a rough Saturday night, 4 dead in 3 incidents early AM hours of Sunday 11/8/2015: Police say a speeding & impaired driver rear ended and killed 2 motorists in Avondale. Phoenix police says a pedestrian is dead after apparently intentionally stepping in front of a moving car — the driver, of course, hit-and-ran, police caught him soon after and say he appeared impaired. In the third story a driver crossed over and struck another vehicle head on; killing her.

MCSO: Impaired, speeding driver kills 2 in Avondale  Maricopa Sheriff’s deputies suspect Cesar Aguilar Villanueva, 23, was driving at an excessive speed while impaired when his vehicle rear-ended a car just after 5 a.m., said Sheriff’s spokesman Joaquin Enriquez… Villanueva was booked into the Maricopa County Fourth Avenue Jail for investigation of two counts of manslaughter and two counts of endangerment. Enriquez said the charges may be elevated to second-degree murder after officials determine Villanueva’s speed at the time of the collision…

These two Phoenix stories were lumped together

2 die in 2 separate overnight collisions in west Phoenix

In the pedestrian / hit-and-run incident — no names listed so will be difficult to follow up on (hit-and-run w/fatality is a serious felony — will it be prosecuted?):

Police spokesman Trent Crump says a 28-year-old man intentionally stepped into traffic Sunday shortly after 2 a.m. following a domestic dispute on Indian School Road near 51st Avenue. According to Crump, the man was fatally hit by a vehicle. The driver fled the area but was caught a short time later. Crump says the driver appeared impaired…

In the head-on (no reason given); why would a driver cause a head-on? No names so difficult to follow…

Meanwhile, a vehicle crossed over into oncoming traffic lanes near 103rd and Campbell avenues around 4 a.m. and hit another vehicle head-on. Police say the 23-year-old woman driving the other car was killed. The driver of the vehicle that crossed over was hospitalized. Crump says the driver has been hospitalized but did not release any other details.

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