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Report: Driver Had Multiple Substances in His System at Time of Fatal 2019 Crash

Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Oct 08, 2020 in Local

PHOENIX, AZ - The driver involved in a crash that killed a woman in northwest Phoenix last December was found to have both methamphetamine and cocaine in his system when the crash occurred.

According to AZ Family, 28-year-old Colton Hutchings was traveling westbound on Indian School Road on December 27th when he hit a Nissan Xterra near 57th Avenue. A passenger in the Xterra, 52-year-old Jacinta Raya, was thrown onto the roadway, where she was stuck by another vehicle.

The police report also shows Hutchings was driving 74 mph at the time of the crash, 34 miles over the speed limit. After a months-long investigation, he was taken into custody at his home on October 7th.

Hutchings has been charged with a number of felony offenses, including reckless manslaughter, endangerment, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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