- Associated Press - Saturday, May 23, 2015

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a couple accused of causing a collision in San Tan Valley that killed a 17-year-old boy.

Pinal County Sheriff’s officials said Saturday that 33-year-old Boyd Palmer has been booked on charges of manslaughter and leaving the scene of a fatal collision.

Thirty-six-year-old Megan Palmer faces charges of hindering prosecution and having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle.

They say Boyd Palmer was driving a Chevy Tahoe that slammed into a van carrying Jeff and Lisa Connely and their disabled son, Cullen.

The boy was pronounced dead at a hospital.



Sheriff’s officials say the Palmers left the crash scene, abandoned their vehicle and then got a stranger to give them a ride home.

Investigators say license plate information from a witness led them to the suspects.

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