Driver and Passenger Die after DUI Crash on Gantzel Road in San Tan Valley
San Tan Valley (August 17, 2022) – On Saturday, two people died in a DUI Crash on Gantzel Road and Empire Boulevard.
Subsequently, police arrested Janelle Littlebear on suspicion of DUI and two charges of second-degree murder.
The deadly DUI crash happened on August 17.
Police said Littlebear drove off the roadway while on Gantzel Road near Empire and crossed across lanes hitting a vehicle.
The driver and the passenger of the vehicle sustained fatal injuries.
Witnesses told police Littlebear was seen speeding before the crash. EMS took her to the hospital to treat her injuries.
Moreover, documents show Littlebear’s blood alcohol concentration to be .271, three times the legal limit, which is considered an extreme DUI.
Littlebear told police she did not remember anything about what led to or how the crash happened.
Currently, Littlebear was booked into the Pinal County Adult Detention Center.
Sweet Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased victims.
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