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Sun, May 26

Woman arrested after man fatally run over by car in Phoenix

Shanika Bennett (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

Shanika Bennett (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

PHOENIX — A woman is in custody after a car crash in Phoenix that killed a man in a gas station's parking lot.

Phoenix police say 33-year-old Shanika Bennett has been booked into jail on suspicion of manslaughter and driving impaired.

Police say Bennett was driving a vehicle around 3 p.m. Saturday and tried to brake to avoid hitting a vehicle in the roadway.

They say she was unable to slow down or stop because of possible mechanical issues with her vehicle.

It went off the roadway and into a parking lot where 34-year-old Sergio Grimaldo was struck as he exited the gas station.

Police say Grimaldo was taken to a hospital in extremely critical condition and died from his injuries.

It was unclear Sunday if Bennett has a lawyer yet.

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