PHOENIX — Two children are in critical condition after getting into a serious crash in Phoenix on Sunday night, police said.
The Phoenix Police Department said the 6-year-old girl and 5-year-old boy both suffered critical injuries after the crash near 43rd Avenue and Camelback Road around 7:30 p.m.
Police said 58-year-old Alfredo Enriquez was driving his 2006 Chevrolet Avalanche after he was turned away from buying alcohol from a business in the area because he appeared to be intoxicated.
Enriquez then left the business and got into his car after employees tried to prevent him from driving.
He drove eastbound on Camelback Road and tried to turn north on 41st Drive, when he crashed into the car that was carrying the children and a 41-year-old woman.
The woman suffered serious injuries, police said. Enriquez was not injured.
Enriquez fled the scene, but was found at his home by officers and detectives and was taken into custody.
He is facing three counts of aggravated assault and one count of leaving the scene of a serious injury traffic accident.
This investigation is ongoing.
This is a developing story. 12 News will update as more information becomes available.