PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say a mother and her young son were killed in a four-vehicle chain-reaction crash on State Route 51 in Phoenix.
The state Department of Public Safety said 31-year-old Jennifer Vegtel of Phoenix and her 5-year-old son were killed Monday night when their sedan was struck from behind by a pickup and that the impact then caused collisions with two other vehicles.
A DPS spokesman declined to release the boy's name.
The spokesman, Trooper Kameron Lee, identified the pickup's driver as 34-year-old Edgar Ramos-Esteban of Phoenix and said he was given a citation alleging failure to control his vehicle to avoid a collision.
It's not immediately known whether Ramos-Esteban has an attorney who could comment on the allegation.