Pedestrian killed at Paseo Trail xing, driver in custody after TWO crashes Chandler

11/27/2023 ~7am

This would have been at or near the where Paseo Trail crosses Ocotillo Rd., which is just west of McQueen. Hit/run, and according to the news story, Chandler PD arrested the suspect driver soon after becoming involved ANOTHER crash at Ocotillo and McQueen, and leaving THAT scene on foot.

So there are (at least) two crimes, with hit/run involving fatality being a felony.

Was the driver impaired? Hit and run drivers often are.

At this time the news story didn’t list any names.

Special thanks to Chandler PD media people for not using the ‘A’ word in their tweets and press releases.

UPDATE: yes, of course

“Chandler police believe 26-year-old Keith Taylor was intoxicated at the time of the collisions… Court documents say Taylor was taken into custody after a foot chase with officers nearly a half-mile away… Taylor had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, bloodshot, watery eyes and slurred speech. A preliminary test showed Taylor reportedly had a breath alcohol concentration (BAC) of .181.” — azfamily

Criminal Case

Well that was quick. The driver was indicted in mid-December on reckless manslaughter + endangerment + hit-and-run w/ fatality. All serious felonies.

CR2023-153728 ; minutes (none yet; probably “missing”)

This “missing minutes” thing is annoying enough, this is the third case I’ve stumbled upon, that I’ve started a tag for it

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