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Arizona DPS: Mother, son killed in chain-reaction crash

Posted: 7:18 AM, Dec 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-11 09:18:03-05
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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.