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Teen arrested for involvement in Peoria crash that killed 5 people

Peoria police said the 17-year-old was arrested Thursday for a fatal crash on Nov. 20, 2022, near 107th Avenue and Deer Valley Road.

PEORIA, Ariz. — *Editor's Note: The above video is from an earlier broadcast.*

A teenager has been taken into custody for allegedly causing a fatal crash in Peoria last November that killed three children and two adults.

The 17-year-old boy was arrested Thursday for their alleged involvement in a crash on Nov. 20, 2022, near 107th Avenue and Deer Valley Road, police said.

The collision killed Elizabeth Simpson, 36, of Glendale, Jace Hochstetler, 31, of Phoenix, and three juveniles who ranged in age between 7 and 14.

One child survived the crash.

Peoria police said impairment and speed are believed to be factors in causing the collision.

The teenage suspect was booked into a juvenile detention facility and is facing multiple charges.

Hochstetler worked for Community Bridges Inc. and was remembered for his "fierce commitment" to the recovery community.

"Jace loved working for CBI. He loved being of service and helping people become the best version of themselves," Community Bridges wrote in a statement after the crash. 

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