Collision sends five to the hospital; alcohol may be a factor

YUMA, Ariz. - Five people were sent to the hospital after a 24-year-old driver failed to stop at a stop sign.

The Yuma Police Department says the driver, Stephanie Martinez, was driving down Palo Verde Street in Yuma in her Mazda 6 when she failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Palo Verde Street and Avenue Three East.

Police say Martinez collided with a tractor trailer truck that was southbound on Avenue Three East Friday night. The driver and her four passengers were transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Officers say alcohol may be a factor in the collision.

This case is currently under investigation. 

The Yuma Police Department encourages anyone with any information about this case to please call the Yuma Police Department at (928) 373-4700 or 78-Crime at (928) 782-7463 to remain anonymous.

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