Yuma car crash kills two women, driver survives

YUMA , Ariz.- Two local women are dead and another is wounded after crashing into a pole early Sunday morning. Police say alcohol is a factor in the crash.

The crash happened at 1:32 a.m. near 8th Street and Castle Dome Avenue. Police say a white Toyota Corolla was traveling east on 8th street at Castle Dome Avenue when it hit a light pole. One of the passengers was dead at the scene and the other passenger later died after being taking to Yuma Regional Medical Center. The driver was also taken to YRMC and suffered minor injuries.

The passengers have been identified as 24-year-old Diana Torres and 41-year-old Miriam Ramos. The driver of the Corolla has been identified as 25-year-old Mayra Ramirez. Police say alcohol is a factor in the collision. A court date for Ramirez has not yet been set. We will keep you updated as information comes into our newsroom.

The Yuma Police Department encourages anyone with any information about this case to please call Investigator Zacarias at 928-373-4700 or 78-Crime at (928) 782-7463 to remain anonymous.

A Go Fund Me account for the the 24-year-old victim, Diana Torres, has been made. You can click here for more details. https://www.gofundme.com/miriamramos


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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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