Peoria police arrest man in October car crash that killed 3 people and injured 12 others

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PEORIA, Arizona — Police in Peoria have arrested a man in connection with an October car crash that killed three people and injured 12 others.

They say 20-year-old Manuel Alonso Bastidos Grijalva is being held on three counts of vehicular manslaughter five counts of aggravated assault, 13 counts of causing a serious injury vehicle crash, five counts of reckless endangerment and underage DUI.

Police investigators say Grijalva had six people riding in his truck's cab and another five in the bed while driving Oct. 18 near Lake Pleasant.

They say Grijalva was driving more than 90 mph when he tried to pass a vehicle that had slowed to make a left turn.

Police say Grijalva's truck hit the car turning and another vehicle, causing his truck to roll over along Old Carefree Highway.

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