Bartolome Godinez-Perez Arrested following Head-On Crash near Greenway Road

PHOENIX, AZ (May 19, 2023) – On Sunday morning, Josiah Boteilho was killed and 6 other family members were injured in a wrong-way collision. The incident happened on May 14th, just after 8:00 a.m., near 32nd Street and Greenway Road involving two vehicles. Investigation showed that a pickup truck driven by 36-year-old Bartolome Godinez-Perez was traveling southbound on 31st Street. There, the pickup failed to yield at a stop sign. Additionally, reports showed that Godinez-Perez was driving against traffic when he collided with a vehicle occupied by seven people. As a result, all of the family members suffered minor to extreme injuries. First responders transported the victims to a local hospital for treatment. At the hospital, medics pronounced 13-year-old Josiah Boteilho dead due to the extent of his injuries. Meanwhile, Godinez-Perez remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. Police later arrested him on DUI and manslaughter charges and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The team at Sweet James sends their deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Josiah Boteilho. May the memories of your loved one give you comfort in the difficult days ahead.
The death of a family member is always a traumatic experience for the surviving family. At Sweet James, they understand that no amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one. However, it is important that the family understands and protects their rights. Their wrongful death attorneys understand that legal obstacles impose challenges on those involved. They are here to help you through the legal process so that you can focus on the needs of your family. Call their office today to find out how they can help you at (800) 900-0000.

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