Sergeant Michael Pooley
Media Relations Unit
On Thursday, August 22nd Keenin Williams collided to the rear of the 60 year old Ruben Montalbo’s vehicle while at Baseline Road and Hardy Drive, which then caused the victim’s vehicle to collide with another vehicle. Mr. Montalbo was the front seat passenger in the vehicle struck by Williams. After the collision Williams immediately fled the scene on foot and was not located at the time of the investigation.
Ruben Montalbo sustained serious injuries from the accident and was transported to the hospital where he later died from those injuries. The other parties involved in the crash did not receive serious or life threatening injuries.
Investigation led to the identification of Williams as the driver at the time of the crash. On Saturday, August 24th Tempe Detectives located and arrested Keenan Williams. Williams was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident, aggravated assault and two counts of endangerment. Williams was booked into Tempe City Jail and later transported to Maricopa County Jail where he is being held.