Man allegedly driving impaired causes 5-car crash in Gilbert
GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) – Police said a Queen Creek man believed to be driving impaired Sunday caused a five-vehicle crash in Gilbert that involved 15 people.
They said 29-year-old Jorge Medina is facing charges of DUI and 13 counts of endangerment.
Gilbert police say Medina was taken to a hospital in serious condition while a woman and a 12-year-old girl suffered minor injuries.
According to police, Medina allegedly ran a red light Sunday morning, leading to a chain-reaction of crashes.
Police say a pickup truck carrying a family of five overturned and Medina’s vehicle and the truck then struck another vehicle occupied by a family of eight on their way to church.
Two other vehicles were also struck in the chain reaction that followed.