38-Year-Old Woman Arrested after Fatal DUI Crash near Empire Boulevard

TUCSON, AZ (August 23, 2022) – Saturday, police arrested Janelle Littlebear after a DUI crash on Gantzel Road that killed two people.

The incident happened on August 17th, near the intersection of Gantzel Road and Empire Boulevard.

According to reports, Littlebear was driving on Gantzel when she lost control of the vehicle, crossing the median, before colliding head-on with an oncoming vehicle. The impact of the collision left two people with serious injuries.

When first responders arrived, they pronounced the driver and passenger of the second vehicle dead at the scene. Authorities said the victims were a man and a woman in their late 70s.

Meanwhile, police reported that Littlebear’s blood alcohol level was .271, which is more than three times the legal limit. Authorities eventually apprehended her and charged her with two counts of second-degree murder.

The team at Sweet James would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased victims. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.

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