PHOENIX — A northern Arizona man is accused of second-degree murder and
other crimes in a fatal accident that forced the closure of part of Interstate
10 in Phoenix for about five hours on Sunday.
The Department of Public Safety said 26-year-old Joshua Bia of Chinle was
arrested in connection with the morning accident that claimed the life of
28-year-old Krystie Johnson of Phoenix.
According to DPS spokesman Bart Graves, Bia was driving a car that was moving
well over the speed limit and swerving through traffic before it collided with a
pickup truck in which Johnson was a passenger. She was ejected.
Grave said investigators believe Bia was impaired but he declined to elaborate.