As if causing a deadly
car accident wasn't terrible enough, a Scottsdale man is also being accused of
unrelated charges of attempted child prostitution.
Barry Jordan, 46, was identified by investigators as being the man behind
the wheel of the pickup truck that struck three vehicles on Saturday morning.
The accident, which occurred in front of the Paradise Valley Mall, killed
a 10- or 11-year-old girl after she and her 15-year-old brother were thrown
from the car. The teenager remains in critical condition while the mother,
who was driving at the time, is in serious condition.
According to Sgt. Trent Crump of the Phoenix Police Department the family,
originally from Illinois, had just relocated to Phoenix one day before
the car accident. Two other people were injured as a result of the accident.
Several witnesses observed Jordan
speeding and running two red lights before striking the three cars. He was taken
into police custody and later brought to a local hospital after exhibiting
delusional behavior. Jordan has been charged with manslaughter, leaving
the scene of a fatal accident and aggravated assault.
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