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Man arrested after fatal hit-and-run involving tow truck

Posted at 2:39 PM, May 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-19 17:39:19-04

A 28-year-old man was located and arrested after one person was killed and another critically injured when a tow truck rear-ended their car and then left the scene.

Christopher Peirce was booked into the Yuma County Detention Center late Friday night on suspicion of second-degree murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, leaving the scene of an accident with death or injury, extreme DUI with a blood-alcohol content over .20 and reckless driving.

The identities of the 66-year-old woman who was killed in the collision and the 70-year-old man were critically injured were not released.

Court records don't list a defense attorney for Peirce who could comment on the allegations.