35-Year-Old Woman Killed in Speeding Accident on University Drive, Man Arrested

MESA, AZ (August 4, 2022) – Sunday afternoon, Kasey Galvan was killed and Mario Galvan was arrested after a DUI crash on Gilbert Road.

The collision happened just after 3:00 p.m., at the intersection of Gilbert Road and University Drive.

Per reports, Galvin was speeding south in a Nissan Sentra on Gilbert Road when he struck a metal pole. The impact caused life-threatening injuries to his wife, who was a passenger in the vehicle.

Medical personnel arrived and later pronounced 35-year-old Kasey dead at the scene.

Officers say Galvan’s speech was slurry, and he smelled of alcohol. Authorities conducted a field sobriety test, and he registered a .063 blood alcohol content (BAC). As a result, Galvan was taken into custody and is being held on a $250,000 bond.

A large portion of the roadway was temporarily shutdown to allow for cleanup and preliminary duties.

No further details have been released to the public; however, more information will be provided once made available.


The team at Sweet James sends out their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Kasey Galvan. May you find comfort and strength during this time.


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