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Speeding Vehicles Crashes through Three Front Yards
 
Posted: 4/29/2013 12:00 AM
 
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. - On April 22nd, 2013, just before midnight, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 call center received a call reference an accident with critical injuries in the Maricopa Hidden Valley area.

Deputies responding to the scene found a red 2004 Ford Explorer had crashed through three residential yards and had come to rest in the front yard of the house near the intersection at Barrel Road and Deer Trail. Inside the vehicle, deputies found an unresponsive female in the back passenger seat. The woman had sustained significant head trauma and was pronounced dead on scene by paramedics.

The driver of the vehicle, Blair Benjamin Baldomero, 25, of Maricopa, and the front seat passenger were located at a nearby residence where they went to call for help after being unable to get a cell signal. Baldomero sustained injuries to his head and was flown to Maricopa Medical Center for precautionary treatment. The front seat passenger was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Through witness statements and evidence collected from the scene, deputies believe Baldomero was driving his vehicle at an excessive rate of speed down the dirt portion of Barrel Road. He lost control of the vehicle hitting a slight embankment causing the vehicle to launch into metal horse fencing which went through the windshield and fatally wounded the backseat passenger.

The investigation into the accident is still ongoing. A Pinal County Deputy County Attorney was among the responders to the scene. Upon the conclusion of the investigation, the case will be submitted to him and the Pinal County Attorney’s Office for a review of potential charges against Baldomero.
Public Information Officer

Jim Knupp
520.483.4502
pcsopio@pinalcountyaz.gov



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