Two people were killed in this multi-vehicle crash at a Mesa intersection. (Source: CBS 5 News)
MESA, AZ (CBS5) -
Mesa police say they've arrested a woman accused of being impaired and speeding when she caused a crash that killed two people.
Ingrid Morataya, 35, of Mesa, was released from the hospital about 12:20 p.m. Monday and was taken into custody by Mesa police detectives, according to Mesa police spokesman Sgt. Tony Landato.
Landato said Morataya was the driver of a FJ Cruiser that rear-ended a vehicle in Mesa on June 9. Landato said two people were killed in the crash about 5:20 a.m. at Brown and Recker roads.
Police said Morataya admitted she was going 120 mph north on Recker Road when she got to traffic stopped at a red light at Brown Road and rear-ended a Chevrolet Malibu sedan, killing the driver, 37-year-old Guadalupe Madril, and the front-seat passenger, 33-year-old Jason Aguilera, Landato said.
That car was pushed into the back of another car driven by a 60-year-old man, who was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The driver of a truck next to both vehicles suffered minor injuries, Landato said.
During a police interview, Morataya appeared to be impaired. Police said she admitted to smoking marijuana the night before and said it could have been laced with "something," according to the report.
Morataya was arrested on two counts of manslaughter, one count of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and aggravated DUI.
Morataya had an ignition interlock device because of previous extreme DUI convictions, the police report states.
Stay with cbs5az.com and CBS 5 News for updates on this developing story.
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