MESA, AZ – A man who was allegedly high on meth is facing charges of manslaughter after he crashed into a vehicle, then fled the fatal accident in Mesa last week, authorities say.
Stephen Wilson, 55, operating a red Camaro, allegedly ran a stop sign in the neighborhood, prompting authorities to attempt a traffic stop. Wilson then drove away from the police at a high rate of speed and was spotted swerving between lanes soon after.
Wilson allegedly ran a red light at the intersection, and collided with a Nissan Murano, which then collided with a third automobile.
The driver of the Murano, a woman who has yet to be publicly identified, was taken to the hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries.
The driver of the third vehicle was not reported as seriously injured.
Wilson fled police, allegedly throwing a gun and drugs out of his vehicle in the process but was later detained by authorities, as was his female passenger.
Authorities discovered over 100 counterfeit bills during a search of Wilson’s vehicle.
He was taken to the hospital for the treatment of undisclosed injuries. There, he was discovered to have meth in his system.
Wilson, who is facing charges of reckless endangerment and reckless manslaughter, admitted to using both cocaine and meth that day.
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