Phoenix, AZ – Lex Currie Arrested After Car Crash Kills Two & Injures Two at 32nd St

Phoenix, AZ – Lex Currie Arrested After Car Crash Kills Two & Injures Two at 32nd St

Phoenix, AZ (December 3, 2020) – Two people died and another person was seriously injured on Tuesday evening after a car accident caused by an impaired driver.

Per reports from the Phoenix Police Department, the driver, a 23-year-old man who has now been identified as Lex Christopher Currie, was driving a silver Toyota Camry with a blood alcohol level almost four times the legal limit. He was also traveling at speeds of nearly 100 miles per hour, according to Phoenix police. The speed limit in the area is 40 miles.

Currie’s was driver northbound on 32nd Street near Cortez Street around 8:30 p.m. when he collided with a Nissan Maxima also traveling northbound. Phoenix police spokesperson Sgt. Maggie Cox said that Kimberly Sorg, 24, Michelle Kardys, 49, and a 25-year-old driver with a learner’s permit were traveling inside the Maxima. Currie rear-ended the Maxima, causing it to leave the road and hit a tree. Both Sorg and Kardys were transported to the hospital by Phoenix Fire Department personnel but later pronounced dead. The Maxima driver has sustained serious injuries, including a critical head injury and broken ribs, and is still in the hospital.

After rear-ending the Maxima, Currie continued northbound on 32nd Street and eventually collided with a blue Chevrolet Cruze going southbound. The driver of the Cruze, a 53-year-old woman, sustained minor injuries but was transported to an area medical center. Police said that an unknown fourth vehicle was involved but did not remain at the scene.

Currie was transported to the hospital and first responders say he appeared disoriented. Hospital staff said he had a blood-alcohol level of more than 0.3%. Authorities said that blackouts typically begin at a BAC of around 0.16%, and a BAC of more than 0.31% is considered life-threatening.

Currie was arrested on Wednesday and faces charges of endangerment, aggravated assault, and murder. His parents commented that he was exhibiting suicidal behavior before the accident.

He has been released on a $250,000 bond, and his preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 11 at the Maricopa County Superior Court.

The accident remains under investigation, and no further details have been released.

Our deepest condolences go out to the families of Kimberly Sorg and Michelle Kardys. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Car Accidents in Arizona

12.3 Phoenix, AZ - Lex Currie Arrested After Car Crash Kills Two & Injures Two at 32nd StOver the last several years, Arizona had one of the highest rates of multi-vehicle crashes in the nation, according to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association. In fact, Arizona had one of the highest fatality rates in the country as a result of multi-car crashes in 2016 alone, going on to record several hundred deaths by the end of the year.

By the end of each calendar year for the past decade, almost 1,000 fatalities have been seen statewide as a result of these serious car accidents. It’s clear that when it comes to these crashes, victims and their families are paying a steep price as a result of other drivers’ negligence.

Whether it’s painful long-term injuries and trauma or even emotional distress and financial insecurity that may last for years to come, wrecks result in tragic consequences for both victims and their families. Occasionally, fatal accidents leave victims’ grieving families to pick up the pieces in the aftermath. Thankfully, those affected can seek help from a Phoenix personal injury lawyer, especially if they’ve been involved in an accident that occurred as a result of the negligent actions of another driver.

At ELG, our skilled team of Arizona injury accident lawyers specializes in fighting for victims and their families.

In fact, at ELG, when we represent a client and an adverse insurance company asks us to allow for a recorded statement from our client, 99% of the time the answer is a definitive no! Our recommendation is to tell them you will seek out counsel first, then call us at ELG. We will gladly review the facts of your case and tailor our advice to match the specific needs of your case.

Every consultation is free and there is no obligation to retain us. At ELG, we do not cut corners and use intake specialists or a non-attorney to talk or meet with you.

Our skilled Arizona injury lawyers at ELG are ready to answer your call and have years of experience in helping victims and their families. Contact our accident attorneys available valley-wide in Arizona today at (623) 877-3600 or https://www.ELGphx.com/contact to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.

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Disclaimer: As members of the local Phoenix and broader Arizona community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.