No charges have been filed in the May 23 deaths of two young adults in a single-vehicle crash in Box Canyon east of Green Valley because the Sheriff’s Department is still awaiting results of blood tests.
The driver, Jaclyn Diane Salazar-Brisacher, turned 21 the day of the crash, and is suspected of driving while under the influence, according to officials. She was booked into jail on two counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault.
On Monday, a spokeswoman for the Pima County Attorney’s office said those charges were dismissed in late May because the evidence was insufficient to proceed and the County Attorney’s office is seeking more information before prosecuting.
A Sheriff’s Department spokesman said Tuesday that the case is ready to go to the County Attorney’s office as soon as results of blood tests come back from the crime lab. He could not say when that would happen.
Pima County Sheriff’s deputies said Salazar-Brisacher’s truck plunged off a winding mountain road and crashed in Box Canyon, killing Dustin James Bean, 22, and Zaida Ozelle Cruz Pacelli, 18. A third passenger was critically injured but survived.
The Sheriff’s press release said shortly after the crash, “After an investigation, it was determined that Jacklyn Diane Salazar-Brisacher was driving under the influence of alcohol. She has been arrested and booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Center on 2 counts of 2nd Degree Murder and 1 count Aggravated Assault.”