9/23/2018 9:30am pedestrian 48 y.o. male Dana Machado was killed when a driver drove onto the sidewalk where the victim was walking his dog. Police arrested driver Richard Cruz on susp of DUI and are awaiting tox results.
Truck jumps curb, kills Mesa man walking dog
By Jim Walsh, Tribune Staff Writer Sep 30, 2018
Dana Machado was known as a devoted family man. The 48-year-old Mesa resident was killed Sept. 23 when a truck jumped the curb and struck him while he was walking his dog…The fatality occurred at 9:30 a.m. on Baseline Road between Power Road and Superstition Springs Boulevard on Sept. 23…Snow said Machado was not in the road and was walking on the sidewalk when the utility truck hit the curb and a tree before striking him.
…Mesa police spokesman, said Richard Cruz was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence…
- Richard Adam Cruz, Maricopa County Superior Court Case CR2019-001461 Manslaughter-Reckless (F2)
- Case Minutes
For some reason, didn’t get filed until later part of February; more usual is to have charges brought much more quickly, followed by supervening indictment usually within a couple of weeks (e.g. like this one). In this case, nothing preceding the true bill which didn’t come until almost 5 months after the incident.