23-Year-Old Woman Dead after Two-Vehicle Collision on Thomas Road

PHOENIX, AZ (June 29, 2023) – Early Sunday morning, a hit-and-run crash near 71st Avenue left Rubi Lopez dead.

The deadly incident happened on May 28th, just after 4:00 a.m., near the intersection of 71st Avenue and Thomas Road.

According to reports, Lopez was driving east on Thomas Road when a vehicle, driven by Saul Figueroa, struck hers. Investigators report that the crash was caused by Figueroa running a red light. After the collision, Figueroa fled the scene, getting into another vehicle that was not involved in the crash.

Emergency crews at the site of the accident pronounced 23-year-old Rubi Lopez dead at the scene. Meanwhile, paramedics transported a passenger in Lopez’s car to a local hospital for treatment.

Officers later located Figueroa at his home and he was arrested. He faces charges of hit-and-run and manslaughter.

Additionally, Figueroa was believed to be intoxicated at the time of the collision. The crash is still under investigation.

No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Their deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Rubi Lopez.

If a family member has been killed in an accident, please contact Sweet James as soon as possible. They understand the death of a loved one is a devastating experience and can take a toll on your wellbeing. However, they can help you with the legal matters that must be addressed. They will commit their resources and years of experience to bring justice for your loss. Their commitment and dedication are unbreakable and they will work with you during every step of the legal process. Please call their hotline at (800) 900-0000 to speak with one of our attorneys free of charge.

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