- Associated Press - Friday, December 19, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - A 68-year-old Chandler woman who allegedly was under the influence of alcohol and prescription medication has surrendered in a May wrong-way freeway collision that killed two people.

The state Department of Public Safety says Patricia Neal Murphy was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder and other charges in the early morning head-on accident on the Loop 202 freeway.

According to DPS, Murphy required a lengthy recovery after being seriously injured in the accident on the Loop 202 freeway.

A young Mesa couple were killed and Murphy’s 9-year-old grandson was slightly injured. The DPS identified those killed as 25-year-old Michael Ruquet and 20-year-old Ashley Adea.

Murphy appeared in court Thursday and was ordered held in lieu of $500,000 bond. Her attorney, Brad Smith, did not immediately return a call for comment.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide