- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 12, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say a Mesa woman was the driver killed in a collision with a wrong-way vehicle driven by a domestic-violence suspect who’d been chased by police in east-central Arizona before officers ended their pursuit.

Trooper Kameron Lee of the Arizona Department of Public Safety said 44-year-old Jennifer Lee Kurkoski was the driver killed in the Monday night crash on U.S. 60 several miles from the junction with State Route 79.

Lee said 18-year-old Jaeden Matthew Spurgeon of Globe was hospitalized for serious injuries and awaited booking in jail on charges of second-degree murder, aggravated assault and criminal damage in connection with the crash.

A passenger in Kurkoski’s car also was injured. The driver of a third vehicle involved in the crash wasn’t injured.

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