Debbie Alvarez Dead, Dre Lewis Arrested after Stop-Sign DUI Crash on Interstate 10 [Phoenix, AZ]

Debbie Alvarez Dead, Dre Lewis Arrested after Stop-Sign DUI Crash on Interstate 10 [Phoenix, AZ]

near Tatum Boulevard and Thunderbird Road
Debbie Alvarez Dead, Dre Lewis Arrested after Stop-Sign DUI Crash on Interstate 10 [Phoenix, AZ]

38-Year-Old Woman Fatally Struck in DUI Collision near 51st Avenue

PHOENIX, AZ (March 19, 2024) – Wednesday evening, Debbie Alvarez was fatally struck in a stop-sign DUI crash on Interstate 10.

Officers responded to the scene around 9:45 p.m., near 51st Avenue on March 6th.

Investigators say 22-year-old Dre Lewis was driving north and traveled through a stop sign. As a result, Lewis struck another vehicle, occupied by Alvarez, the driver and a 3-year-old boy.

First responders located both vehicles with significant damage. In addition, the young boy was ejected onto the road, causing serious injuries. Paramedics transported the injured occupants to a nearby hospital for further treatment.

Despite life-saving efforts, medics later pronounced 38-year-old Alvarez deceased.

Following preliminary duties, officers booked Lewis into jail on manslaughter and extreme DUI charges.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Debbie Alvarez.


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