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Glendale Arizona Accident News

Tyler Deskins Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle Accident in Surprise Claims Life of Tyler Deskins

Jonathan V. O'Steen
December 6, 2017

A motorcycle accident in Surprise on Tuesday afternoon has claimed the life of Tyler Deskins. According to accident investigators, the motorcycle operated by Mr. Deskins collided with two vehicles in the intersection of Bell Road and Sunrise Boulevard. Mr. Deskins was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Arianna Hinostosa Car Accident

Arianna Hinostosa Killed in Accident When Car Strikes Utility Pole

Chase Rasmussen
November 22, 2017

Arianna Hinostosa died when the car in which she was a passenger left the roadway and struck a utility pole early Tuesday morning. According to accident investigators, the driver of the car was northbound on 67th Avenue when he lost control of the vehicle.

Peter Rankin Bicycle Accident Glendale AZ

Peter Rankin Killed in Glendale BIcycle Accident

Chase Rasmussen
September 23, 2017

Peter Rankin was struck and killed by a Navajo Nation police officer as he rode his bicycle along Glendale Avenue early Friday morning.  The Glendale Police Department received a call at about 12:13 a.m. reporting a red SUV driving erratically and striking curbs while traveling eastbound on Glendale Avenue from 75th Avenue.

Leland Billie Hit and Run Accident Glendale AZ

Leland Billie Struck and Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident

Ward B. Rasmussen
June 24, 2017

Leland Billie was killed Thursday night around 10:30 by a hit-and-run driver near Bethany Home Road and 59th Avenue.  The vehicle that struck Mr. Billie was proceeding westbound on Bethany Home Road.

Daniel Catalan Avondale Car Accident

Daniel Catalan Killed in Avondale Car Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
June 13, 2017

Daniel Catalan died as a result of injuries he sustained in a car crash early Monday evening.

Alexa Flores Car Accident Peoria AZ

Peoria Car Accident Claims Life of Alexa Flores

Ward B. Rasmussen
May 5, 2017

Students at Sandra Day O’Connor High School are mourning the loss of freshman Alexa Flores, age 15, who died as the result of injuries she sustained in a car accident on the way to school on Wednesday.

Peoria Car Accident

Car Accident in Peoria Sends Four Teenagers to Hospitals

Ward B. Rasmussen
May 3, 2017

Four teenagers were transported to area hospitals after a crash Wednesday morning near Sonoran Mountain Ranch and Ridgeline roads in Peoria.

Peoria Teen in Critical Condition Following Accident

Peoria Teen in Critical Condition Following Car Accident

Van O'Steen
May 1, 2017

An unidentified teenage driver remains in a hospital in critical condition after crashing through a guardrail at Arizona 74 just north of Castle Hot Springs Road early Monday morning.

Andrew Woulard Motorcycle Accident Peoria AZ

Andrew Woulard Killed in motorcycle Accident in Peoria

Van O'Steen
March 30, 2017

Andrew Woulard, age 23 of Phoenix, died of injuries he sustained on March 18th when a car traveling eastbound on Thunderbird Road turned north onto 75th Avenue in front of his motorcycle.

Surprise Police Officer Injured in Accident

Car Accident in Surprise Involves Police Officer, Two Other Vehicles

Chase W. Rasmussen
March 19, 2017

A police officer with the Surprise Police Department was the driver of one of three vehicles involved in a collision on Sunday night near Dysart Road and Grand Avenue in Surprise.

Susan Voss Pedestrian Accident

Susan Voss Killed iN Intersection Accident in Glendale

Chase W. Rasmussen
March 19, 2017

Susan Voss was killed Saturday afternoon when her car was struck by a SUV in the intersection of 59th Avenue and Northern in Glendale.  Ms. Voss reportedly was eastbound on Northern and making a left turn onto 59th Avenue when her car was hit by the SUV.

Philip Wilson Accident Glendale AZ

Philip Wilson Dies When Struck by Motorcycle

Jonathan V. O'Steen
March 17, 2017

Philip Wilson and Dustin Scherr died Thursday evening when Mr. Scherr's motorcycle struck Mr. Wilson, who was crossing 59th Avenue near Bethany Home Road in Glendale.

Lawrence Massaro Pedestrian Accident Glendale AZ

Lawrence Massaro Killed While Crossing Camelback Road in Glendale

Van O'Steen
February 21, 2017

Lawrence Massaro was killed on Monday as he attempted to cross Camelback Road near 55th Avenue.

Golf Cart Accident

Sandra McClintock Killed in Golf Cart Accident

Ward B. Rasmussen
January 2, 2017

Sandra McClintock died as a result of injuries she received when the golf cart she was driving was t-boned near the intersection of West Wood Drive and 138th Avenue in Sun City West.

Peoria AZ Car Accident

Five Children and Two Adults Injured in Peoria Crash

James R. Harrison
November 27, 2016

Five children and two adults were seriously injured when the minivan in which they were riding was struck by a pickup truck on Saturday evening.   The accident occurred near Deer Valley Road and 87th Avenue in Peoria.  According to investigators with the Peoria Police Department, the pickup truck was heading northbound on 87th Avenue when the collision occurred.

Rene Martinez Marcos Sanches Memorial Arizona

Rene Martinez and Marcos Sanchez Killed by Drunk Driver

James R. Harrison
November 15, 2016

Rene Martinez and Marcos Alfonso Valdez Sanchez were killed early Monday morning when the Honda in which they were riding was rear-ended at a high rate of speed by a car whose driver reportedly had a blood alcohol content of more than twice the legal limit.

Rene Martinez Marcos Sanches Memorial Arizona

Wrong Way Crash on Freeway Kills Two Drivers

Ward B. Rasmussen
November 2, 2016

Westbound Loop 101 was closed at Interstate 17 for six hours during Tuesday morning’s commute after a wrong-way driver crashed head-on into another vehicle, killing both drivers.  The wrong-way driver’s car then burst into flames.

Pedestrian Accident Glendale AZ

Pedestrian Killed in Accident on Camelback Road in Glendale

Chase W. Rasmussen
September 28, 2016

An adult female was struck and killed as she walked across Camelback Road in the early morning hours Wednesday.  The tragic accident occurred near 69th Avenue.  Police accident investigators and the Arizona Department of Transportation closed Camelback Road between 67th and 75th Avenues.

Franklin Martin Jr Car Accident Glendale Arizona

Glendale Crash Kills Franklin Martin, Jr., Sends Three to Hospital

Van O'Steen
September 26, 2016

An accident between two cars in Glendale sent three people to the hospital early Saturday evening.  The passenger in the front seat, identified as Franklin Martin, Jr., died from his injuries.

Alexis Rumer Car Accident Surprise Arizona

Driver Suspected of DUI in Crash that Killed Alexis Rumer, Injured Cameron Watkins

Ward B. Rasmussen
September 15, 2016

Accident investigators believe that the man who caused a fatal crash was under the influence of alcohol. The collision occurred late Monday evening and killed Alexis Rumer, age 19, and seriously injured the passenger in her vehicle, Cameron Watkins, age 22.

Margie Yaw Melos Car Accident Surprise Arizona

Margie Yaw-Melos Killed by Driver Who Intentionally Caused Wreck

Chase W. Rasmussen
September 14, 2016

Police have arrested Keith Johnson in connection with the fatal crash that killed Margie Yaw-Melos. According to police, Johnson was attempting to kill himself when he triggered a multi-vehicle collision at Peoria Avenue and Litchfield Road in Surprise. Instead, Johnson's actions resulted in death of Ms. Yaw-Melos and injuries to two other innocent people.

Loscar Ochoa Car Accident

Loscar Ochoa of Surprise Dies After Rollover Crash in PRescott Valley

Ward B. Rasmussen
August 25, 2016

Loscar Ochoa of Surprise was killed on Wednesday evening after his Kia sedan struck another car on Fain Road near Robert Road in Prescott Valley. The collision caused his vehicle to enter the median where it rolled. Accident investigators with the Prescott Valley Police Department report that Mr. Ochoa was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident.

Maria Del Carmen Chavez Car Accident

Maria Del Carmen Chavez and Child Killed, Six Others Taken to Hospitals After Crash

Ward B. Rasmussen
July 11, 2016

A SUV carrying nine people eastbound on Interstate 10 just outside Goodyear rolled, killing two of the occupants and sending six others to hospitals nearby.  Maria Del Carmen Chavez, age 31, and an as-yet-unidentified 4 year old boy, both from Glendale, were identified as the deceased.

Kevin Terry Motorcycle Accident Glendale AZ

Kevin Terry Dies in Glendale Motorcycle Crash

Jonathan V. O'Steen
July 4, 2016

Kevin Douglas Terry was killed over the weekend when the motorcycle he was riding was struck by a pickup truck. The incident occurred at the intersection of 45th Avenue and Camelback Road in Glendale.

Glendale Police Department accident investigators report that Mr. Terry apparently was heading east on Camelback when his motorcycle was struck by the pickup truck traveling north on 45th Avenue, causing the truck to flip and come to rest on its side.

Omar Portillo Car Accident

Omar Portillo Killed in Collision with Semi-Truck

Chase Rasmussen
May 18, 2016

Omar Portillo was killed early Wednesday morning when his Ford F-150 collided with a semi-truck at the intersection of 75th and Glendale Avenues. Accident investigators believe that Portillo was eastbound on Glendale when he apparently ran a red light at 75th Avenue. 

Jose Vera Accident Glendale Arizona

Jose Vera Killed in hit-and-Run Accident

Van O'Steen
May 14, 2016

Jose Vera was struck and killed while crossing 43rd Avenue at Whitton Avenue.  According to witnesses, the suspect vehicle continued northbound on 43rd Avenue without stopping. 

Michael Freeman Motorcycle Accident

Michael Freeman Killed in Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Accident

James R. Harrison
May 10, 2016

Michael Freeman was killed Friday evening when a vehicle exiting a private drive pulled directly into the path of his motorcycle.  The driver fled the scene, which was captured on surveillance video. Accident investigators with the Glendale Police Department say that Mr. Freeman reportedly was traveling west on Northern Avenue at 51st Avenue when the tragic incident occurred.  Mr. Freeman attempted to lay down his motorcycle, but was unable to avoid the fatal collision.

Joshua Merrill Arizona

Joshua Merrill Dies in Plane Crash in Surprise

James R. Harrison
May 9, 2016

Joshua Merrill died when the single-engine Beechcraft he was piloting crash-landed in a greenbelt near a retirement community in Surprise.  Michael Fox, age 32, his passenger and friend, is hospitalized with serious injuries.

Benjamin Gayongala Accident Arizona

Benjamin Gayongala Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident

Ward B. Rasmussen
May 2, 2016

Benjamin Gayongala was killed Sunday afternoon on Interstate 10 when a commercial vehicle changed lanes into a Nissan sedan, causing the Nissan to cross the interstate median where it struck a Cadillac station wagon.  Mr. Gayongala was a passenger in the Cadillac.  The tragic incident occurred near 339th Avenue.  The driver of the commercial vehicle left the scene.

Attorney Chase Rasmussen

Abigail Melisko Dies from Injuries Sustained After Being Hit by Car While Walking to School

Chase Rasmussen
April 7, 2016

Abigail Melisko, age 16, died on Wednesday from injuries she suffered on March 1st when she was hit by a car. Abigail, a student at Sunrise Mountain High School, was walking to school and in a crosswalk with a walk signal at the intersection of 87th Avenue and Lake Pleasant Parkway in Peoria when she was hit by a driver who reportedly ran a red light.

Jim Harrison

Derek Pyle Killed by Unlicensed Driver Who Struck His Motorcycle

James R. Harrison
April 4, 2016

Derek Pyle of Surprise was killed Saturday afternoon when his motorcycle was rear-ended by a SUV driven by an unidentified and unlicensed 16-year-old driver. The collision forced Mr. Pyle's bike into another vehicle.

Jim Harrison

Jorge Rivas Dies in Two-Vehicle Crash

James R. Harrison
March 31, 2016

Jorge Rivas was killed Thursday morning when a vehicle turned left from 57th Drive in front of his northbound Honda. Accident investigators with the Glendale Police Department report that impairment was ruled out as a factor contributing to the accident.

Ward Rasmussen

Students Rally to Support Erin Snyder, Teached Paralyzed in Crash

Ward B. Rasmussen
March 26, 2016

Erin Snyder, a popular math teacher at Cactus High School in Glendale, was paralyzed as a result of a car accident on March 18th. According to investigators with the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Ms. Snyder was driving on Interstate 10 when her vehicle was hit from behind at a high rate of speed.

Ward Rasmussen

Red Light Runner Injures Nine

Ward B. Rasmussen
February 8, 2016

Accident investigators continue to work the scene at Cactus Road and 91st Avenue where a red truck driving west reportedly ran a red light at about 2:00 p.m. on Monday.  In all, six vehicles traveling in three directions were involved.

Chase Rasmussen

Tucson Police Officer Isaac Rosario Killed in Three Vehicle Crash

Chase Rasmussen
August 2, 2015

Isaac Rosario of Tucson was killed Saturday afternoon when his vehicle was struck by a SUV that was out-of-control after striking two light poles and crossing the Grand Avenue median near Missouri Avenue.  The driver of the SUV has been identified as 36 year old Steven Mendez of Scottsdale.  He, too, died from injuries he received in the crash.

Van O'Steen

Shawn Sather Killed by Reportedly Impaired Driver

Van O'Steen
July 30, 2015

Shawn Sather was killed Tuesday night when his motorcycle was struck from behind by a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed.  The tragic incident occurred on the Loop 303.

Ward Rasmussen

Bobby Rodriguez Killed When Struck by Two Vehicles

Ward B. Rasmussen
July 17, 2015

Bobby Rodriguez died Thursday night after being hit by two vehicles as he attempted to cross 67th Avenue near Bethany Home Road. The first vehicle that struck Mr. Rodriguez fled the scene of the accident.  A second vehicle struck the boy immediately after the first impact.  The driver of the second vehicle remained at the scene.

Jim Harrison

Terry Lynn Deignan Seriously Injured When Struck by SUV

James R. Harrison
May 27, 2015

Terry Lynn Deignan has been identified by Glendale Police accident investigators as the woman most seriously injured on Memorial Day when a Chevrolet Tahoe crashed into a group of people standing outside an Oregano’s Pizza restaurant.  The driver of the SUV reportedly lost control of his vehicle as he attempted to park it.  After striking the bystanders, the SUV crashed into the restaurant building.

Jim Harrison

Donte Caraway and Five Year Old Girl Killed, Others Injured in Three Car Crash

James R. Harrison
May 18, 2015

Donte Caraway and an as yet unidentified five year old girl, were killed Sunday morning when the car in which they were riding was first struck head-on by a car that crossed the centerline of Bethany Home Road in the 8100 block.  A third car, then, rear-ended the Caraway vehicle.  Two other young girls who were riding in the Caraway car also were injured in the impacts, as were occupants of the other two vehicles.

Chase Rasmussen

Brandon Montemayor Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver

Chase Rasmussen
May 13, 2015

Brandon Montemayor, age 24, died Wednesday after being struck by a vehicle as he was crossing a street at the intersection of Thunderbird Road and 57th Drive.  Mr. Montemayor was in a crosswalk when he was hit.

Jim Harrison

Monica Soto Killed in One-Car Rollover Accident

James R. Harrison
April 20, 2015

Monica Soto was killed Sunday night when the car in which she was riding veered off Maryland Avenue, onto a curb, and into a park where it crashed into concrete barriers and rolled.  Two other occupants of the car were transported to a hospital for treatment of their injuries.

Jon O'Steen

Gary Fisher Killed by Hit and Run Driver

Jonathan V. O'Steen
April 19, 2015

Gary Allen Fisher died Saturday night from injuries he received when his motorcycle was rear-ended while he was moving through the intersection of Thunderbird Road and 75th Avenue.  The driver of the offending vehicle fled the scene of the collision, but was apprehended by Peoria Police accident investigators who reportedly followed a fluid trail left on Thunderbird Road as a result of the collision.

Jon O'Steen

Stryker Settlement Tops $1.4 Billion

Jonathan V. O'Steen
November 3, 2014

Stryker Orthopaedics has agreed to pay at least $1.43 billion to settle lawsuits brought by patients who allege injuries from defective metal-on-metal hip devices. The global settlement resolves claims involving the Rejuvenate and ABG II modular hip implants manufactured by Stryker Orthopaedics.

Ward Rasmussen

Christine Gearhart Killed by Red Light Runner

Ward B. Rasmussen
August 29, 2014

Christine Gearhart was killed Thursday morning when her vehicle was struck by an alleged red light runner at the intersection of U.S. 60 (Grand Avenue) and 99th Avenue.

Jim Harrison

18 Injured in Multi-Vehicle Pileup in Surprise

James R. Harrison
August 15, 2014

Eighteen people reportedly were injured this afternoon in a five-vehicle crash on Greenway Road near Parkview Lane.  Three of those injured—two boys ages 6 and 16 and a 2 year old girl—were transported to Valley hospitals for treatment of their injuries.

Steve Reed

Pete Rivas Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver

James R. Harrison
May 5, 2014

Pete Rivas, age 62, was killed late on Saturday night, April 26th as he attempted to cross the street near 60th Avenue and Bethany Home Road.  Mr. Rivas, who was in an unmarked crosswalk, was struck by a white SUV, believed to be a 1996 through 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe.

Jon O'Steen

Robert Serynek Killed in Car vs. Golf Cart Crash

Jonathan V. O'Steen
March 3, 2014

Robert Serynek died from injuries he received Saturday night after his father witnessed the horrific accident in which he was involved near 111th Avenue and Peoria Avenue.  Mr. Serynek was driving a golf cart when he was struck by a car driven by Eric Ray Aldava, age 26 of Surprise.  Mr. Serynek’s father was driving behind the golf cart when it was hit.

Ward Rasmussen

Three Hurt in Hit and Run Accident in Glendale

Ward B. Rasmussen
January 3, 2014

Three people were injured in a hit and run accident in Glendale. If you witnesses the accident or have any information that might help police identify the driver of the vehicle, please contact the Glendale Police Department.

Jon O'Steen

Stephen Alford Killed in Motorcycle Accident, Police Need Help Finding Motorist

Jonathan V. O'Steen
December 24, 2013

Police are searching for a driver whose careless actions resulted in the death of Stephen Alford. According to Tracey Breeden of the Glendale Police Department, Mr. Alford was driving his motorcycle westbound on Peoria Avenue when a vehicle on 51st Avenue turned left in front of him. Mr. Alford took evasive action to avoid a collision, resulting in him crashing.

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