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Arizona man charged in I-10 crash

PHOENIX — An Arizona man is facing felony charges after authorities say he
caused a crash along Interstate 10 that sent five children to the hospital and
closed the roadway for about 12 hours.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says 35-year-old Ricardo Castro of
Goodyear was arrested Monday in connection with last week’s crash.

He’s facing seven counts of aggravated assault and two counts of felony

Authorities say Castro stopped along the interstate and told his back seat
passengers to get out of the car following an argument. He then sped back onto
I-10 and eventually slammed into the back of an SUV that was carrying six

Five of the passengers _ all children _ were ejected.

Authorities say all but one of the SUV occupants have been released from the
hospital and all are expected to survive.


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