Suspect in fatal Phoenix crash booked on murder charge

Dec 3, 2020, 4:00 PM | Updated: 4:21 pm

Lex Christopher Currie. (MCSO Photo)...

Lex Christopher Currie. (MCSO Photo)

(MCSO Photo)

PHOENIX – Authorities have arrested a suspect in connection to a multivehicle accident that left two people dead and three others injured, Phoenix police said Thursday.

Police arrested 23-year-old Lex Christopher Currie on Wednesday after developing probable cause for his involvement in a north Phoenix crash, Phoenix Police Sgt. Maggie Cox said in an email.

He was booked into jail on charges for murder, aggravated assault and endangerment, police said.

Kimberly Sorg, 24, and Michelle Kardis, 49, were fatally injured near 32nd Street and Cactus Road on Tuesday night.

The two were passengers in a northbound Nissan on 32nd Street that slammed into a block wall after it was struck by a northbound Toyota sedan around 8:30 p.m.

The Toyota wound up heading south and hit two more cars, one of which left the scene.

Authorities said speed and impairment were suspected to be a factor in the crash.

The accident is still under investigation.

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Suspect in fatal Phoenix crash booked on murder charge