PD: Man arrested following deadly Phoenix street racing crash - Tucson News Now

PD: Man arrested following deadly Phoenix street racing crash

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

A fatal crash caused a power outage in west Phoenix early Saturday morning. 

According to Sgt. Tommy Thompson with Phoenix PD,  a serious collision at about 3:30 a.m. caused the traffic lights at 67th Avenue and McDowell road to be out, along with the lights at the I-10 overpass. 

Police said two cars were racing eastbound on McDowell Road. Both cars were traveling at a high rate of speed on McDowell Road.  

[PDF: Original police report on 24-year-old Jario Pedregon]

At one point, Phoenix detectives believe they clipped each other, sending a red Nissan 350Z into a light pole and rolling several times onto a dirt lot at the southwest corner of 67th Avenue and McDowell Road.  

The other car, a Ford Mustang, also rolled out of control.

Police identified the driver of the Ford Mustang as 24-year-old Jario Pedregon. Police said he was not injured, but it appeared he was impaired. 

During an interview, Pedregon admitted to drinking 23 shots of tequila prior to driving.

His blood alcohol level was .179 at the time of the crash.

[MUG SHOT: 24-year-old Jario Pedregon]

Police said Pedregon was booked into the Maricopa County Jail and charged with homicide along with other charges.

The driver of the Nissan was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police identified the driver of the Nissan as 21-year-old Armondo Acosta.

Thompson said electric service to nearby homes was also affected. 

According to SRP, power was fully restored to the area around noon.

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