News: Man arrested in connection to fatal crash involving armored vehicle in March

PHOENIX, AZ – A man has been arrested in connection to a late March collision that resulted in the death of an 11-year-old child and left a 5-year-old seriously injured, CBS 5 reports.

The accident occurred on March 24th along Thomas Road, near the intersection with 87th Avenue.

Police say Tu’Ulafoaina Poloa’s vehicle collided head-on with a Garda armored truck after drifting into the oncoming lane.

An 11-year-old passenger in Poloa’s vehicle was killed as a result of the crash. Another 5-year-old passenger was rushed to the hospital in critical condition but is expected to survive.

Poloa has been charged with endangerment, aggravated assault, aggravated DUI, and manslaughter. 

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