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2 minors face charges as adults after fatal Phoenix crash

PHOENIX — Authorities said two teenage drivers will face charges as adults
accused of a street-racing crash in Phoenix that caused the death of a

Phoenix police said 61-year-old Octavio Grijalva Herrera died Sunday of injuries suffered in the March 26 crash.

A 17-year-old boy apparently was racing a 16-year-old boy when the
younger teen’s car allegedly ran a stop sign. That touched off a five-vehicle

Police said an exterminator’s pickup truck collided with a car before the truck
went into a yard where the landscaper was working.

Police said the 16-year-old fled the scene after the crash while the other teen
was detained for questioning.

The teens had been facing charges of aggravated assault and endangerment but now will face more serious charges.


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