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Mesa woman arrested, accused of killing two in rear-end accident

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Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 3:45 pm

The Mesa Police Department has arrested a woman who is alleged to have killed two people in a car accident on June 9.

The woman, 35-year-old Ingrid Morataya, was taken into custody on Monday on two counts of manslaughter after she allegedly rear-ended a vehicle and killed two passengers. According to a report released by the police, Morataya was driving at approximately 90 miles per hour — essentially double the posted speed limit — when she struck the back of a vehicle severe enough to cause intrusions into the front seat.

The impact killed the second vehicle’s driver and passenger instantly, and caused a chain reaction it caused a third car to flip over in the intersection — the driver was later diagnosed with a fractured clavicle — and Morataya’s vehicle sideswiped a fourth car that caused minor injuries.

Morataya, who allegedly began to do yoga on the sidewalk after the accident, was hospitalized due to a broken vertebrae and was arrested after her release. The report indicates she admitted to smoking marijuana the night before the incident, and she was convicted of extreme DUI in 2009.

Morataya also faces charges of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and aggravated DUI.

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