Arizona woman killed in collision with suspect fleeing from DPS detectives

Jan 30, 2024, 3:00 PM

File photo of an Arizona Department of Public Safety cruiser...

An Arizona woman was killed Jan. 26, 2024, in a collision with a suspect fleeing from Department of Public Safety detectives. (Facebook File Photo/Arizona Department of Public Safety)

(Facebook File Photo/Arizona Department of Public Safety)

PHOENIX – An Arizona woman was killed last week in a collision with a suspect fleeing from law enforcement, authorities said.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety said the incident started around 8:15 p.m. Friday when detectives with the State Gang Task Force attempted to contact a man in a vehicle parked at Kingman car wash.

The suspect, identified later as 44-year-old Juan Javier Ortiz, allegedly drove into two detective vehicles and fled, drawing gunfire from DPS as he left the parking lot.

A short time later, Ortiz was involved in a collision unrelated to the car wash incident at Bank Street and East Northern Avenue.

Kingman resident Sarah Bingham, 21, was killed in the crash.

Ortiz, who sustained minor injuries, was taken into custody and booked into Mohave County jail on multiple felony counts, DPS said.

The DPS Major Incident Division in investigating the incident.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

A transfer team member moves a patient in a wheelchair into the new Valleywise Health Medical Cente...

Kevin Stone

Long-awaited Valleywise Health Medical Center in Phoenix welcomes 1st patients

The long-awaited new Valleywise Health Medical Center in Phoenix is now open after welcoming its first patients on Thursday.

48 minutes ago

Authorities are seen responding to a shooting on US 60 in Mesa on Friday, June 14, 2024, in an Ariz...

Suspect in custody after morning rush-hour shooting on East Valley freeway

A man was shot while driving on an East Valley freeway during rush hour Friday morning, and the suspect is in custody.

2 hours ago

2 budget-friendly communities coming to Valley this summer...

Serena O'Sullivan

2 budget-conscious rental communities coming to metro Phoenix

Two budget-friendly communities called Streamliner 67th and Streamliner 16th are set to open this summer, officials said on Wednesday.

3 hours ago

Crews place concrete girder on a new Valley freeway ramp. Multiple metro Phoenix freeway projects a...

Kevin Stone

Sky Harbor Airport access limited during busy weekend for Valley freeway construction

Construction on State Route 143 near the Phoenix airport is among multiple projects Valley drivers should have on their radar this weekend.

3 hours ago

Ryan So Scottsdale PD died Thursday night...

Serena O'Sullivan

Detective with Scottsdale Police Department dies after being injured in line of duty

Detective Ryan So with the Scottsdale Police Department died Thursday night after succumbing to "duty-related injuries," authorities said.

6 hours ago

(KTAR News Photo)...

Jim Sharpe

AZ Political Podcast: Terry Goddard on Hobbs investigation, policing in Phoenix

Terry Goddard, this week's guest on AZ Political Podcast, discusses the Hobbs "pay for play" investigation, policing in Phoenix and more.

7 hours ago

Sponsored Articles


Midwestern University

Midwestern University Clinic visits boost student training & community health

Going to a Midwestern University Clinic can help make you feel good in more ways than one.


Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Beat the heat, ensure your AC unit is summer-ready

With temperatures starting to rise across the Valley, now is a great time to be sure your AC unit is ready to withstand the sweltering summer heat.


DISC Desert Institute for Spine Care

Sciatica pain is treatable but surgery may be required

Sciatica pain is one of the most common ailments a person can face, and if not taken seriously, it could become one of the most harmful.

Arizona woman killed in collision with suspect fleeing from DPS detectives