Man admits to drinking, using cocaine before crash that killed 6-year-old

German Godinez admitted to drinking, using cocaine before the crash

PHOENIX - A man accused of causing a crash that killed a child Sunday admitted that he had used cocaine and consumed alcohol prior to the crash.

German Godinez, 19, said during his initial court appearance that he started drinking around 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Between that time and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, he said he drank a small bottle of whiskey and 12 beers, and also used cocaine three times, according to court paperwork.

Godinez had a Guatemalan Consulate ID card and Guatemalan passport, and, according to paperwork, there is no record that he had been issued any ID from any U.S. state.

RELATED: 6-year-old dies after Phoenix crash

Godinez said he did not see what color the traffic light was because his car sun visor was down.


Paperwork stated he ran a red light at Broadway Road while driving on 40th Street and hit a pickup truck with two adults and four children inside, three of whom were in the bed of the truck. One of the children in the back of the truck, the 6-year-old, died at a local hospital after the crash.

Copyright 2016 KPNX


JOIN THE CONVERSATION

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment