Queen Creek man sentenced to 12 years in crossover crash

(FLORENCE, AZ) - A Queen Creek man has been sentenced to a dozen years in prison for a crash that saw his vehicle cross the center line and seriously injure two victims, including a pregnant woman.

On January 23, 2023, Pinal County Superior Court Judge Robert Olson sentenced Aziah Busing, 25, to 12 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections followed by supervised probation.

Busing pled guilty to two counts of Aggravated Assault, both Class 3 Felonies.

In the early morning hours of January 1st, 2022, Busing was the driver of a pickup truck that went left of the centerline and crashed “head on” with another vehicle, according to court documents. The two passengers in the other vehicle suffered serious injuries and were transported to the hospital. One of the victims was approximately 22 weeks pregnant at the time of the crash, which occurred near Ocotillo and Meridian Roads.

Lab results showed Busing had a BAC of 0.153 and an on-scene drug recognition expert noted signs of impairment.

The crash was investigated by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department.