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Scottsdale Hit and Run Accident

Unidentified Man Killed in Scottsdale HIt-and-Run Accident

Van O'Steen
November 30, 2017

A pedestrian who collapsed in a Scottsdale crosswalk was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver late Wednesday night. Scottsdale Police Department accident investigators report that a witness observed a man lying in a crosswalk on east Shea Boulevard, possibly as the result of a medical event. An SUV eastbound on Shea struck the man near 72nd Place, but did not stop. The unidentified man later died at the hospital.

Scottsdale Hit and Run Accident

Amy Chervenak, Daughter Deliberately Run Down

James R. Harrison
November 29, 2017

The wife and daughter of a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputy reportedly were intentionally run down as they walked along the sidewalk in their neighborhood on Wednesday night.  Deputy Sergeant Steve Chervenak said the driver of a pickup truck drove onto the sidewalk and deliberately struck his wife, Amy Chervenak, and his daughter.

Yuma Arizona

Juan Ramirez Among Five People Killed in Texas Car Accident

James R. Harrison
November 28, 2017

Juan C. Ramirez of Yuma, Arizona died at the scene of an accident in Andrews County, Texas that claimed the lives of five people. Texas Department of Public Safety accident investigators report that three vehicles were involved in the Saturday evening crash.

Doesha Eskew Accident Phoenix AZ

Doesha Eskew Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident in Phoenix

James R. Harrison
November 24, 2017

A pedestrian is dead following an early morning accident near 36th Street and Thomas Road on Thursday.  Doesha Eskew was struck by a hit-and-run driver at about 2:00 a.m.

Uber Driver Accident Scottsdale AZ

Uber Driver Strikes and Kills Pedestrian in Scottsdale

Jonathan V. O'Steen
November 24, 2017

A driver for Uber struck a pedestrian on Camelback Road early Thursday morning. Police investigators report that a pickup truck driving westbound on Camelback near 78th Street struck a male pedestrian who was walking in a traffic lane at about 1:30 a.m.  After speaking with the driver of the pickup, police said neither speed nor impairment appear to be factors contributing to the accident.

Xiaoying Wen Accident Tempe AZ

Xiaoying Wen, Renowned Pianist, Killed in Tempe Bicycle Accident

Van O'Steen
November 22, 2017

Xiaoying Wen, a doctoral student in music at Arizona State University, was killed while riding his bicycle near campus last Thursday.  Tempe Police accident investigators report that Mr. Wen was in the crosswalk at Rural Road and Vista Del Cerro Drive when he was struck by a pickup truck. 

Quartzsite Arizona

Brenda Murphy, One Other Killed in Accident Near Quartzsite

Jonathan V. O'Steen
November 8, 2017

Brenda Joy Murphy was killed Tuesday afternoon in an accident just outside Quartzsite caused by a wrong-way driver.  The unidentified driver of a white Ford sedan traveling northbound on SR-95 crossed the center line into oncoming traffic and struck the rear of another Ford vehicle, causing it to roll.  The white Ford sedan continued in the wrong direction until it collided with a Chevrolet sedan occupied by Ms. Murphy.

Martha Hilts Accident Ahwatukee AZ

Martha Hilts Struck and Killed While Jogging on Sidewalk

James R. Harrison
November 2, 2017

Martha Hilts was out for an early morning run on Thursday in her Ahwatukee neighborhood near Lakewood Parkway and Amberwood Drive when she was struck by a driver believed to be impaired.  Witnesses to the accident saw a car drive up on the sidewalk before striking Ms. Hilts.  The driver has been identified as Shannon Scott.

Halloween Rollover Accident Phoenix AZ

Ten People Treated for Injuries in Halloween Rollover Accident

Van O'Steen
November 1, 2017

An SUV filled with trick-or-treaters dressed in Halloween costumes overturned Tuesday night near Dixileta Drive and North Valley Parkway.  One of the passengers, a 7-year-old girl, was seriously injured when she was ejected as the vehicle rolled.  She was air evacuated to a pediatric trauma center. 

Robert Demar Motorcycle Accident Scottsdale AZ

Robert Demar Killed in Fiery Motorcycle Accident on Loop 101

Jonathan V. O'Steen
October 31, 2017

A motorcycle accident on Loop 101 in North Scottsdale has claimed the life of Robert Demar. According to accident investigators with the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Mr. Demar stopped his disabled bike on the left shoulder of northbound Loop 101 and activated the hazard lights. A pickup truck then ran onto the shoulder and struck Mr. Demar and his motorcycle.

Central Phoenix Car Accident

Three People Seriously Injured in Central Phoenix Car Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
October 31, 2017

An accident in central Phoenix left one person in critical condition and two others with serious injuries early Monday morning.  Phoenix Fire Department emergency responders were on the scene at 27th Avenue and Campbell Avenue.

Phoenix Arizona

Five People Injured in Accident in West Phoenix

James R. Harrison
October 26, 2017

An accident on Phoenix’s west side involving two vehicles sent five people to the hospital Wednesday.  Four teenagers ranging in age from 15 to 17 were in a compact car that collided with a large SUV driven by an unidentified 27-year-old woman with her three children.

Phoenix Arizona

Briana Cabrera Struck and Killed While Leaving Carnival

Jonathan V. O'Steen
October 23, 2017

A young girl was struck and killed while crossing a street with her grandmother while leaving a local carnival at St. Louis the King School on Saturday night. Briana Cabrera, age 6, and her grandmother, age 47, were crossing 43rd Avenue when they were both struck by someone driving northbound in a blue or silver Nissan Altima. The crash was witnessed by Briana's classmates and teachers at St. Louis the King School, where she attended classes.

I17 Rollover Accident

Woman Dies, Six People Injured in Rollover Accident on I-17

James R. Harrison
October 21, 2017

Accident investigators with the Phoenix Fire Department were actively working a deadly rollover crash on southbound I-17 at Glendale Avenue on Friday afternoon. One unidentified woman died when she reportedly was ejected from the vehicle as it rolled.  A second woman in the car remains hospitalized in critical condition.  Five children in the car were treated for minor injuries.

Sabrina Gillis Motorcycle Accident Phoenix AZ

Katie Zeitino, Miguel Zeitino and Magdalena Zeitino Killed in Head-On Accident

Van O'Steen
October 3, 2017

A head-on collision claimed the lives of three people on Monday evening. Katie Marie Zeitino, her husband, Miguel Zeitino, and mother-in-law, Magdalena Zeitino, were near Southern Avenue and Hardy Drive in Tempe on Monday night when their vehicle was struck head-on.  

Sabrina Gillis Motorcycle Accident Phoenix AZ

Sabrina Gillis Killed in Motorcycle Accident in Phoenix

James R. Harrison
September 15, 2017

Sabrina Gillis died when the motorcycle on which she was a passenger collided with a car on Thursday.  The motorcycle was heading west on Union Hills Drive when a car turned left in front of it at 35th Avenue.

Michael Steinberg Car Accident Phoenix AZ

Michael Steinberg Killed in Car Accident on Loop 101 in Phoenix

Van O'Steen
August 28, 2017

A car accident on westbound Loop 101 on Sunday night has claimed the life of Michael Steinberg.

Ryman Garvey Killed in Phoenix Car Accident

Fiery Phoenix Accident Kills Ryman Garvey, Sends Two to Hospital

Van O'Steen
August 24, 2017

An accident on Shea Boulevard near 64th Street left one man dead and another fighting for his life on Wednesday night.

Flagstaff Arizona

Chris Alderson and Leah Alderson Killed in Flagstaff Car Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
August 18, 2017

Accident investigators with the Flagstaff Police Department are reporting that Charles Alderson and Leah Alderson were killed in a single vehicle accident on U.S. 89.

I-17 Wrong Way Accident

Wrong-Way Accident on I-17 Seriously Injures Four

Jonathan V. O'Steen
August 18, 2017

A wrong-way driver collided head-on with another vehicle on Interstate 17 just north of Black Canyon City on Tuesday. The Arizona Department of Public Safety received 911 calls at about 2:45 a.m. reporting a vehicle driving northbound in the southbound lanes.

Ramona Dewhurst Car Accident Phoenix AZ

Ramona Dewhurst Killed, 3 Others Injured in Head-On Collision

James R. Harrison
August 7, 2017

An alleged drunk driver collided head-on with a vehicle on Sunday night, killing one and sending three other people to the hospital.  Phoenix Police Department accident investigators identified the deceased as Ramona Dewhurst.  Ms. Dewhurst’s passenger remains hospitalized, as does the suspected drunk driver, whose passenger was treated for his injuries and released.

Lake Havasu City Arizona

Russ Genovese Killed in Head-on Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
July 29, 2017

Russ Genovese of Fontana, California was killed when his car was struck head-on early Friday morning in northwest Arizona.

Nicholas Minard Kaillie Plante Truck Accident AZ

Kaillie Plante and Nicholas Minard Killed, Four Injured in Semi-Truck Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
July 26, 2017

Nicholas Minard and Kaillie Plante were both killed on SR-87 when the driver of a lumber truck ran a red light and struck two passenger vehicles. Those two vehicles were propelled into two other vehicles.  The tragic accident occurred at Shea Boulevard near Scottsdale.

Yuma Arizona

Six-Year-Old Boy Seriously Injured in Car Accident in Yuma

Van O'Steen
July 20, 2017

An as-yet unidentified six-year-old boy was seriously injured in a t-bone crash at Avenue G and County 19th on Wednesday morning.

Phoenix Arizona

Hit-and-Run Accident Claims Life of 17-Year-Old Girl

Van O'Steen
July 19, 2017

An unidentified 17-year-old girl was killed in a hit-and-run accident as she crossed a street at 78th Avenue and Osborn Road on Monday night.  Lamar Ross Mays, age 36, has been arrested in connection with the crash.

Kingman Arizona

Dustyn Carley Killed While Riding Scooter

Van O'Steen
July 14, 2017

Dustyn Carley was killed while riding his kick scooter when he was struck by a vehicle driven by a neighbor.  The tragic accident occurred in the 2500 block of Georgia Avenue on Thursday afternoon.

Kristen Meyer Houseboat Explosion

Kristen Meyer Identified as Woman Killed in Boat Explosion on Lake Powell

James R. Harrison
July 14, 2017

A few days ago, I wrote about a houseboat accident on Lake Powell in which a generator exploded, killing one person and critically injuring four.  The decedent has been identified as Kristen Meyer of Castle Rock, Colorado. 

Esmeralda Rojas Accident

Esmeralda Rojas and Rafael Rosa Killed in Rollover Accident on Beeline Highway

Jonathan V. O'Steen
July 13, 2017

Rafael Rosa was driving an SUV southbound on SR-87 when he lost control of the vehicle and crossed over the median before entering the northbound lanes of rolling. Mr. Rosa was killed, as was Esmeralda Rojas who was ejected when the vehicle rolled.

Beeline Highway Rollover Accident

Rollover Accident on Beeline Highway Kills Two, Injures Four

Jonathan V. O'Steen
July 13, 2017

A single-vehicle rollover accident on the Beeline Highway yesterday left two people dead and four others with serious injuries.

Phoenix Arizona

Accident at Bus Stop Sends Four People to Hospital

James R. Harrison
July 12, 2017

Four people were transported to a hospital on Tuesday after a car jumped the curb and struck several people who were waiting for a bus.

Phoenix Arizona

Bryan Wolf Charged with Manslaughter in DUI Crash

Van O'Steen
July 12, 2017

A woman was killed Saturday night in Tempe in a crash involving an impaired driver. Bryan Wolf reportedly had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.11 when he was arrested following the accident.

Houseboat Explosion Lake Powell AZ

Explosion on Houseboat at Lake Powell Leaves one Dead, Four Injured

James R. Harrison
July 12, 2017

One person is dead and four others critically injured after a generator on a houseboat at Lake Powell exploded Wednesday night.  The boat was anchored on shore near Crystal Springs.

Cindy Meade Motorcycle Accident

Tour Bus and Car Collide on Bullhead Parkway

Jonathan V. O'Steen
July 7, 2017

Eight people were hospitalized following an accident involving a passenger car and a tour bus.  The accident occurred on Friday, June 30th around 9:00 a.m. at the intersection of Bullhead Parkway and Laughlin View Drive.

Cindy Meade Motorcycle Accident

Cindy Meade Killed by Wrong-Way Driver on I-17

Jonathan V. O'Steen
July 7, 2017

A wrong-way driver sideswiped several cars as he drove north in the southbound lanes of Interstate 17 on Tuesday afternoon. Darroll Roberts ran over motorcyclist Cindy Lee Meade, killing her instantly.  The wrong-way vehicle traveled for several hundred feet more until it stopped after striking a guardrail.

Van O'Steen

Unsecured Loads Create Potential for Road Hazards and Accidents

Van O'Steen
July 7, 2017

All drivers have found themselves behind trucks that have items moving around in the truck bed, or wobbling on large open trucks. Unsecured loads can turn into deadly accidents when items fall from vehicles transporting them.

Donna Howard Bus Accident

Donna Howard Killed When Tire Fails on Bus She Was Driving

James R. Harrison
July 4, 2017

Donna Howard died from injuries she received when a tire of the bus she was driving failed, causing the bus to roll onto its side and partially ejecting her from the bus. The bus was part of a convoy of drum and bugle corps teams competing in a series of musical performances across the west and midwest, which they named Drums Across the Desert. 

Purse Snatchers Trigger Fatal Accident in Phoenix

Purse Snatchers Trigger Accidents that End in Pedestrian's Death

Van O'Steen
June 30, 2017

The events started around 7:30 a.m. on Thursday when three girls approached a 24-year-old woman and demanded her purse and revealed what appeared to be a stun gun.  After the woman complied, the three girls crossed the street to a park where they joined two young males.

Franklin Kansas Accident

Chester Sobota of Apache Junction Killed on Kansas Highway When Motorhome Becomes Airborne

James R. Harrison
June 30, 2017

An accident in Franklin County, Kansas late Thursday afternoon left one person from an Apache Junction family dead and two others injured.

Grand Canyon Arizona

Larry Guillen, Bradley Stewart and Anthony Nelson Injured in Lake Havasu Boating Accident

James R. Harrison
June 21, 2017

Three men were ejected from a speedboat on Lake Havasu just before 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning.  Mohave County Sheriff’s Waterways deputies estimate the 36-foot Skater powerboat was traveling at speeds near 100 miles per hour when it flipped as the operator reportedly made a sharp left turn near Havasu Palms.  According to witnesses, the boat rolled at least once.

Hannah Milkowski Accident

Hannah Milkowski Killed Following Accident in Santa Clara, California

Van O'Steen
June 21, 2017

Speeding on a tireless rim in search of medical help for his passenger who was injured when his vehicle crashed, an intoxicated driver continued down Highway 17 until a second collision finally stopped him.

Accident

Pasqual Rodolpho of Arizona Killed in Illinois Car Accident

James R. Harrison
June 16, 2017

A chain reaction involving four vehicles on Illinois Route 4 near St. Jacob claimed the life of an Arizona man Thursday morning.

Boat Accident Bruce Buchanan Jennifer Martin

Boating Accident on Lake Havasu Claims the Lives of Bruce Buchanan and Jennifer Martin

James R. Harrison
June 16, 2017

A boating accident on Lake Havasu has resulted in the deaths of two people from California on Saturday evening.  Bruce Buchanan and Jennifer Renee Martin were boating with friends when their vessel tipped sharply, tossing everyone overboard.   

Young Lee Accident

Young Lee Killed in Wrong-Way Accident on SR-51

James R. Harrison
June 8, 2017

Another wrong-way driver on a Valley freeway has claimed two lives, including his own, on Tuesday night.  Young Lee was killed when his car was struck head-on by an unidentified wrong-way driver.

Jacqueline Castillo Motorcycle Accident

Jacqueline Castillo Loses Foot in Motorcycle Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
June 6, 2017

Jacqueline Castillo was seriously injured when her motorcycle was struck by a hit-and-run driver early Sunday morning.

Daniel Norman Accident

Daniel Norman Killed in Rollover Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
June 5, 2017

Daniel Norman was killed over the weekend when the vehicle in which he was a passenger rolled over.

Grand Canyon Arizona

Marissa Timeche Killed in Car Accident in Grand Canyon VIllage

Jonathan V. O'Steen
May 24, 2017

Marissa Timeche was killed in a single-car accident in the Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim around noon on Sunday. Ms. Timeche sustained fatal injuries when the vehicle in which she was a passenger struck several trees.  The driver of the vehicle was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.  The cause of the accident is undetermined.

Phoenix Car Accident

Man Dies in Car Accident During Morning Commute

Chase R. Rasmussen
May 23, 2017

A collision between a sedan and an SUV claimed the life of a Valley man during this morning’s rush hour.  The tragic accident occurred on 67th Avenue just north of Buckeye Road in Phoenix.

Sonia Burgos Salazar Accident

Sonia Burgos Salazar Killed in Rollover Accident Near Yuma

Jonathan V. O'Steen
May 23, 2017

Sonia Burgos Salazar died early Tuesday when she was ejected from her pickup truck as it rolled.  

Kingman Arizona Car Accident

Kenneth Field Killed in Car Accident on SR-68

Van O'Steen
May 18, 2017

Kenneth Field died on May 1 when his vehicle left the roadway, struck a culvert and overturned.  Mr. Field, a substitute teacher at Kingman High School, was eastbound on SR-68 near milepost 21.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Karen Ramirez Car Accident Phoenix AZ

Karen Ramirez Killed, Husband and Son Remain in Comas

Jonathan V. O'Steen
May 18, 2017

Karen Ramirez was killed in a violent accident at 35th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road in Phoenix when her vehicle was forced into a pole after colliding with another car on Tuesday night.

Pedestrian Struck Phoenix AZ

Pedestrian Struck as Two Cars Collide in Phoenix

Van O'Steen
May 17, 2017

An as-yet unidentified female pedestrian was seriously injured when two cars collided at Bell Road and 19th Avenue in Phoenix early Tuesday afternoon.

Jason Karpowich Mark Weaver Car Accident Littlefield Arizona

Jason Karpowich Killed, Mark Weaver Injured in Car Accident Near Beaver Dam

James R. Harrison
May 17, 2017

Jason Karpowich was killed and his passenger, Mark Weaver was injured when their vehicle ran off the road at a turn at the top of a hill at Beaver Dam.  Both men are from Littlefield, Arizona.

Bullhead City Arizona

Robert Fox Killed in Bicycle Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
May 6, 2017

Robert D. Fox II, was killed as he rode his bicycle southbound on Highway 95 in Bullhead City on Friday.

Michael Martel Motorcycle Accident Phoenix AZ

Michael Martel Killed in Motorcycle Accident on SR-51

Jonathan V. O'Steen
May 13, 2017

Michael Martel was killed late Friday in a collision involving three vehicles on SR-51 just south of Indian School Road in Phoenix.

Tyler Turner Accident Show Low AZ

Tyler Turner Killed in Head-on Crash In Show Low

James R. Harrison
May 4, 2017

Tyler Turner was killed early Thursday in a wrong-way head-on collision on SR-77 near Pintail Lake Road in Show Low. Show Low Police Department accident investigators report that Tammy Dowdy, age 45, reportedly was traveling in the southbound lanes of SR 77 toward Show Low when she encountered Mr. Turner, who was going north in the southbound lanes.

Johnny Youngblood and Beverly Click-Chance Killed in Phoenix Accident

Johnny Youngblood and Beverly Click-Chance Killed on I-17

Jonathan V. O'Steen
May 2, 2017

Johnny Youngblood and Beverly Click-Chance were killed on Monday morning when they were struck by an SUV on I-17. According to investigators with the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Mr. Youngblood was operating a motorcycle when he lost control for unknown reasons and went down. Three vehicles stopped at the scene and several bystanders had come to Mr. Youngblood's aid. During this time, a fourth vehicle driven by Brian Higbee approached the scene and struck Mr. Youngblood and multiple bystanders, including Ms. Click-Chance.

Jarhet Gutierrez Motorcycle Accident Phoenix A

Jarhet Gutierrez Killed in Motorcycle Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
May 2, 2017

Jarhet Gutierrez was killed when she was thrown from a motorcycle Tuesday morning near 28th Street and Baseline Road in Phoenix.

Joshua Slade Jet Ski Accident

Michael Maffei Killed in Motorcycle Accident in Tempe

James R. Harrison
April 24, 2017

Michael Maffei of Fountain Hills was killed after his motorcycle collided with a vehicle on Loop 101 near Broadway Road in Tempe. The driver of the car was transported to a local hospital for treatment of unknown injuries.

Joshua Slade Jet Ski Accident

Joshua Slade Killed in Jet Ski Accident at Saguaro Lake

James R. Harrison
April 24, 2017

The body of Joshua Slade was recovered from Saguaro Lake around 1:30 a.m. on Monday.  Mr. Slade had been missing since Saturday after his jet ski collided with a fishing boat.

Reshad Lewis Shihada Lewis Nickole Lambert Accident

Reshad Lewis, Shihada Lewis and Nickole Lambert Killed in Head-on Accident

Van O'Steen
April 23, 2017

Three people have died from injuries they sustained in an accident at 32nd Street and Paradise Lane late Thursday afternoon.  Phoenix emergency fire and medical personnel extricated all four occupants of a sedan that collided head-on with a full-size truck.  The truck driver sustained only minor injuries.

Rosa Gonzalez Sanchez Car Accident Phoenix AZ

Rosa Gonzalez Sanchez Killed in Intersection Collision

James R. Harrison
April 23, 2017

Rosa Gonzalez Sanchez was killed Sunday morning when the car in which she was a passenger was involved in a t-bone crash with another car while attempting a left turn.

Laveen Car Accident

Man Killed in T-Bone Collision in Laveen

Chase W. Rasmussen
April 12, 2017

A man has died after failing to stop at a stop sign and colliding with another vehicle early Tuesday morning at 67th Avenue and Vineyard Road.  The unidentified man is estimated to have been in his thirties.

Arlexis Gloria Car Accident

Car Carrying Six People Strikes Pole, Injures Four Children

Van O'Steen
April 8, 2017

Two children were hospitalized in serious condition Friday night when the driver of the car carrying them lost control and struck a roadside pole.  The accident occurred on eastbound Buckeye Road near 28th Avenue.

Kingman Arizona

Chase Simington and Michael McGlothlin Injured in Rollover Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
March 31, 2017

Deputies with the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle rollover accident shortly before 6:00 p.m. involving a Chevy pickup truck on Nellie Drive near Interstate 40.  The driver, Chase Simington, suffered a broken shoulder and ribs.  His passenger, Michael McGlothlin, sustained a collapsed lung, an orbital bone fracture and several lumbar fractures. 

Laveen Car Accident

Five Injured When Construction Truck Rolls on Loop 101

James R. Harrison
March 27, 2017

Five people were transported to area hospitals early Monday morning for treatment of injuries when a construction truck rolled over in the northbound lanes of Loop 101 in Scottsdale. The construction truck hit two other vehicles as it rolled. 

Bus Stop Crash Ahwatukee Arizona

Five Injured in Bus Stop Crash in Ahwatukee

Van O'Steen
March 26, 2017

A collision between two cars pushed one of them into a bus stop near Chandler Boulevard and 44th Street on Sunday afternoon.   An official with the Phoenix Fire Department reported that two people were hospitalized in serious condition.

Phoenix Overpass Accident I-17

One Killed, Three Injured as Car Plunges from Overpass

Van O'Steen
March 24, 2017

Three people were seriously injured and one person was killed when a car plunged off an overpass in downtown Phoenix on Friday afternoon. A brown Chrysler driven by an as-yet-unidentified 65-year-old man was southbound on the 23rd Avenue frontage road that runs parallel to Interstate 17.  Where I-17 passes under Grant Street, the middle lane of the frontage road allows vehicles to either continue traveling straight or turn left. 

Amanda Cook Accident Yuma AZ

Amanda Cook, Age 8, Killed in Rollover Accident Outside Yuma

James R. Harrison
March 14, 2017

Seven members of a Queen Creek family were on their way to Yuma to deliver loaves of bread for a fundraiser when the driver lost control, causing the vehicle to roll.  The accident occurred Saturday on Interstate 8 just outside Yuma. According to DPS accident investigators, Amanda Faith Cook, age 8, had just unbuckled her seatbelt to pick up something on the floor of the car when the vehicle rolled and she was ejected.

Mark Dickson Bicycle Accident

Mark Dickson Killed in Hit-and-Run While Riding Bicycle

Jonathan V. O'Steen
March 13, 2017

Mark Dickson was struck and killed while riding his bicycle near 40th Street south of Bell Road in Phoenix on Sunday evening.  Phoenix Police Department accident investigators report that the hit-and-run accident occurred in front of a fire station.

Jon O'Steen

Three Steps That All Patients of the Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Should Take

Jonathan V. O'Steen
March 3, 2017

On December 20, 2016, Zimmer Biomet announced a recall of its Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Implant based on a higher-than-expected fracture rate. If you have one of these devices, these are the three steps you should take.

Pregnant Women Ejected from SUV

Pregnant Woman Injured When Ejected from SUV

Van O'Steen
February 27, 2017

An as-yet-unidentified woman who is five months pregnant was seriously injured when her SUV was struck by a pickup truck, causing her to be ejected from her vehicle. The accident occurred Monday morning at 71st Avenue and Broadway Road.

Man Struck and Killed on I17 Phoenix Arizona

Man Struck and Killed on I-17 in Phoenix

James R. Harrison
February 21, 2017

An unidentified pedestrian was killed Tuesday night on southbound Interstate 17 after two vehicles struck him near Dunlap Avenue.  The accident occurred shortly after 9:00 p.m.

Van O'Steen

Phoenix Police Crack Down on Street Racing

Van O'Steen
February 20, 2017

Sixty-five traffic stops resulted in 23 arrests and 114 citations issued on Valley streets Sunday night. It was a coordinated effort between the Phoenix Police Department and the Arizona Department of Public Safety to crack down on street racers.

I17 Arizona

Sue Hotchkin of Prescott Valley Killed in Rollover Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
February 19, 2017

Sue Hotchkin of Prescott Valley was killed in a rollover accident near New River on Saturday. According to Arizona DPS investigators, Ms. Hotchkin was a passenger in an SUV that was traveling northbound on I-17 near New River when the driver lost controol of the vehicle and struck a guardrail. The impact with the guardrail caused the SUV to roll.

Cement Truck Accident Scottsdale Arizona

Cement Truck Accident, SUV Rollover Injures Three

Jonathan V. O'Steen
February 16, 2017

An accident on southbound SR-101 involving an SUV and a cement truck sent three people to Valley hospitals late Wednesday afternoon.  Both vehicles rolled after crashing on SR-101 near Cactus Road in Scottsdale.

Cornelius Wouters Motorcycle Accident

Cornelius Wouters Killed in phoenix Motorcycle Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
February 5, 2017

Cornelius Wouters was killed when his motorcycle collided with a car near Cave Creek Road and Union Hills Drive on Saturday afternoon. Debris from the accident caused a second motorcycle to crash, injuring an as-yet unidentified woman. She was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

Sharon McCoy Accident Kanab Utah

Sharon McCoy Killed in Collision with Flatbed Truck

Jonathan V. O'Steen
January 25, 2017

Sharon McCoy of Kingman was killed Tuesday afternoon when a flatbed pickup truck turned in front of her car on U.S. Highway 89 in Kanab, Utah.  The driver of the truck turned into the path of Ms. McCoy's vehicle when he attempted to turn left into a driveway. Ms. McCoy was unable to stop, causing her to collide head-on with the truck.  She died at the scene of the crash.

Parker Arizona Car Accident

Elizabeth Rauch Dies in Rollover Accident

Van O'Steen
January 24, 2017

Elizabeth Rauch was killed in a single-vehicle accident Sunday evening on SR-72 just two miles east of the SR-95 junction.

Snowplow Accident Flagstaff Arizona

Woman in Critical Condition After Being Hit by Snowplow in Flagstaff

Van O'Steen
January 20, 2017

A woman—as yet unidentified by accident investigators—is in critical condition after having been struck by a snowplow near the Museum Club, near Route 66 and Fourth Street in Flagstaff.

Joseph Martorelli Motorcycle Accident Phoenix AZ

Joseph Martorelli Killed in Phoenix Motorcycle Accident

Van O'Steen
January 3, 2017

Joseph Martorelli was killed Friday night when a pickup truck turned left in front of his motorcycle at Union Hills and 51st Avenue in Phoenix.

Pregnant Woman Injured in Blythe California Car Accident

Pregnant Woman Injured in Blythe Accident

Van O'Steen
January 2, 2017

Three people were seriously injured in a two-car accident on eastbound Interstate 10, just west of Mesa Road in Blythe.  The crash closed I-10 just after 12:30 p.m. on Friday.  Accident investigators would not speculate as to the cause of the collision which left one of the vehicles overturned.

Wrong Way Driver Ahwatukee AZ

Wrong-Way Crash on I-10 Kills Two, Critically Injures Two Others

Jonathan V. O'Steen
December 14, 2016

A wrong-way driver on I-10 crashed head-on into a pickup truck, resulting in two deaths and two serious injuries. According to investigators with the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Jeremiah Trotter was driving an SUV and traveling in the wrong direction on the westbound I-10 transition ramp in Ahwatukee when he collided head-on with a truck.

Xavier Hernandez Accident Phoenix AZ

Neighbor Backs Over Xavier Hernandez in Driveway

Jonathan V. O'Steen
November 30, 2016

A family dinner gathering turned tragic Tuesday afternoon when one-year-old Xavier Hernandez slipped out the front door unnoticed and crossed over to the neighbor’s driveway just as the neighbor was backing out.  According to the boy’s aunt, the adults were cooking while several children played.  They did not know how the one year old slipped out the door undetected.

Cortland McKinney Mesa AZ Scottsdale Car Accident

Cortland McKinney Killed in Multi-Vehicle Crash in Scottsdale

Van O'Steen
November 22, 2016

A chain reaction of three accidents included at least twenty vehicles and left one person dead on the Loop 101 between Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and Cactus Road in Scottsdale. DPS reports that the first collision occurred around 1:30 p.m. on Monday, with the two subsequent crashes following within minutes.

Cortland McKinney Mesa AZ Scottsdale Car Accident

Seth Mugerditchian Killed, Another Injured in Multi-Vehicle Accident

James R. Harrison
November 4, 2016

Seth Mugerditchian was killed Thursday morning when his car was struck by a pickup truck on Southern Avenue near 46th Street.  The driver of the truck, as yet unidentified by accident investigators, reportedly swerved to avoid hitting a dog in the street, and struck Mr. Mugerditchian’s car.  The pickup driver was seriously injured and transported to a hospital.

Cortland McKinney Mesa AZ Scottsdale Car Accident

Head-On Accident Outside Lake Havasu City Claims Three Lives

Van O'Steen
October 26, 2016

Three people died in a head-on collision Saturday on Highway 95 near Lake Havasu City.  Marlene Shand and Rebekah Morden, both of Fort Mohave, Arizona, died when the SUV in which they were riding was struck head-on and burst into flames.

Tour Bus Crash Palm Springs California

Thirteen People Killed in Tour Bus Crash in California

Van O'Steen
October 24, 2016

A tour bus carrying 44 passengers on a return trip from Red Earth Casino in Thermal, California slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer just outside Palm Springs early Sunday morning.  The bus driver was among 13 people who died in the tragic accident.  The truck driver and 30 others sustained less serious injuries.

Multi-Vehicle Accident Black Canyon City AZ

Massive Multi-Vehicle Accident on Southbound Interstate 17

Jonathan V. O'Steen
October 23, 2016

A semi-truck hauling cattle on southbound Interstate 17 failed to avoid slower traffic, resulting in rear-end or side-swipe collisions with as many as 24 passenger vehicles. The accident occurred shortly after 1:00 p.m. on Sunday just north of Black Canyon City.

Chandler Couple Killed in Crash in San Diego

Chandler Couple Killed in Crash in San Diego

Jonathan V. O'Steen
October 17, 2016

People celebrating the annual La Raza motorcycle rally at Chicano Park in San Diego’s Barrio Logan neighborhood were terrified when a pickup truck sailed off an elevated freeway and landed on top of a vendor’s booth, killing four people and injuring eight or nine others.  

Street Racing Accident

Three Men Die in Apparent Street Racing Accident

Van O'Steen
October 12, 2016

Three young men died in what appears to be a street-racing accident on Central Avenue and Butler Drive in north Phoenix early Monday morning.  Accident investigators reportedly determined that speed was a significant factor in the horrific 4:00 a.m. crash. 

Aja Calhoun Dies in Car Accident

Special Education Teacher Aja Calhoun Dies in Car Accident

James R. Harrison
October 5, 2016

Aja Calhoun, a special education teacher at Western Valley Elementary School, was killed in a tragic car accident on September 24th. Ms. Calhoun and a friend were driving on State Route 95 just outside Parker, Arizona, when another vehicle attempted to pass their car illegally.  Ms. Calhoun swerved to avoid a collision, but crashed head-on into a semi-truck.

Nuvia Villalobos Accident

Nuvia Villalobos Killed in Crash with School Bus

Ward B. Rasmussen
October 3, 2016

Nuvia Villalobos was killed Monday morning when the Jeep in which she was riding collided with an empty school bus.  Another occupant of the Jeep, a 16-year-old male, was critically injured and transported to a local trauma center.  The bus driver was not injured.

Tyrik Jenkins Accident Phoenix Arizona

Tyrik Jenkins Killed When Thrown from Truck Bed in Accident

Van O'Steen
October 2, 2016

Six-year old Tyrik Jenkins died from injuries he received after being thrown from the bed of a pick-up truck involved in a collision.  The accident occurred Sunday morning at 40th Street and Broadway.  Fire crews from Tempe and Phoenix responded.

Steven Variale Freeway Accident AZ

Steven Variale Killed While Changing Flat Tire on I-17

Jonathan V. O'Steen
September 27, 2016

Steven Variale was struck and killed Monday night on Interstate 17 while changing a flat tire on his vehicle.  He had pulled his Audi sedan onto the right shoulder of I-17 near 7th Street shortly before midnight.

Boat Accident Lake Havasu City

Child Nearly Drowns When Boat Capsizes on Lake Havasu

Jonathan V. O'Steen
September 27, 2016

An 18-month-old girl is in extremely critical condition in a Phoenix hospital after the boat in which she was a passenger capsized Saturday afternoon.  According to Mohave County Sheriff accident investigators, the boat encountered rough waters and high winds just before it capsized north of Pittsburgh Point on Lake Havasu. 

Bell Road Car Accident Phoenix AZ

Deadly Left Turn on Bell Road

Van O'Steen
September 27, 2016

A man driving south on 35th Avenue was killed while making a left turn onto Bell Road Monday afternoon.  He was struck by another vehicle in the intersection.  The driver of the second car was not injured and remained at the scene.  The intersection was closed in all directions.

Bicycle Accident AZ

Bicyclist Killed in Collision with Cement Truck

James R. Harrison
September 23, 2016

A bicyclist was killed this morning after colliding with a cement truck on 24th Street near the underpass at Loop 202. Police have released very little information about the accident, stating only that the driver of the cement truck remained on scene and they continue to investigate the circumstances of the collision.

Phoenix Accident News

Four Vehicles Involved in Accident that Seriously Injures Two People

Van O'Steen
September 23, 2016

Four vehicles were involved in an accident Thursday afternoon on the Bell Road overpass of State Route 51. Phoenix Fire Department Capt. Mark Vanacore reports that the drivers of two of the cars were transported to a nearby hospital in serious condition.  The other two drivers were not injured.

Flagstaff Arizona Accident

Darrell James Killed While Crossing Street in flagstaff

James R. Harrison
September 19, 2016

Darrell James of Flagstaff was killed Monday night as he walked across State Route 66.  The Flagstaff Police Department was notified of an injury accident near the intersection of SR-66 and South Woodlands Village Blvd. shortly before 7:00 p.m.

Javier Gonzales Car Accident AZ

Javier Gonzalez Killed on Northbound I-17 in Phoenix

James R. Harrison
September 15, 2016

Javier Gonzalez was struck and killed by a passing motorist as he worked on his disabled vehicle along Interstate 17 on Monday morning.  The accident occurred at 2:30 a.m. on northbound I-17 near Thomas Road.

Joseph Brinkman Honda UTV Rollover Accident

Joseph Brinkman Killed in UTV Accident Over Labor Day Weekend

James R. Harrison
September 6, 2016

Joseph Brinkman of Phoenix was killed in a rollover accident in Overgaard over the Labor Day weekend.  Navajo County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call where they found the teen unresponsive.

Rollover Accident

SUV Rollover Accident on Loop 202 Kills Passenger

Jonathan V. O'Steen
September 2, 2016

An early morning accident on the westbound Loop 202 at 32nd Street left one person dead and closed the freeway for three hours Friday morning.  According to Arizona Department of Public Safety Capt. Damon Cecil, the tragic chain of events started when a vehicle sped through a construction zone and collided with a SUV.  A passenger in the SUV was ejected and killed as the vehicle rolled.

Arizona Highway

Leander Frank, Navajo Nation Officer, Killed in Crash

Jonathan V. O'Steen
August 30, 2016

Leander Frank, a Navajo Nation officer, was killed Tuesday in a head-on collision on SR-64 between Chinle and Tsaile, Arizona. DPS accident investigators report that Officer Frank was dispatched to a call in Tsaile in Apache County. While Officer Frank was answering the call, another vehicle approached his patrol car head-on. Both vehicles took evasive action but were unable to avoid a collision.

Phoenix Police Officer Hits 3 Year Old

Phoenix Police Car Seriously Injures Three-Year-Old Girl in Crash

Jonathan V. O'Steen
August 23, 2016

A three-year-old girl is hospitalized in a medically-induced coma after she was struck by a Phoenix police vehicle while crossing the street in front of her house.  She had just bought an ice cream treat from a vending truck and was returning home.  The tragic incident happened one week ago near Camelback Road and 57th Avenue.

Susan Bartholomew Accident

Susan Bartholomew Dies in Dust Storm Accident on I-10 Near Quartzsite

Jonathan V. O'Steen
August 16, 2016

Susan Bartholomew of Litchfield Park, Arizona was killed in an accident Monday afternoon when a dust storm on I-10 near the California border reduced visibility to zero. Arizona DPS accident investigators report that Ms. Bartholomew’s vehicle was crushed between two commercial tractor-trailer rigs.  She died at the scene.

Mount Elden Rescue

Five Rescued After Car Accident on Mount Elden

James R. Harrison
August 15, 2016

Several area agencies responded to a 911 call shortly before 5:00 P.M. Saturday after a vehicle left the roadway and tumbled down a steep embankment about six miles up Mount Elden Lookout Road.

Attorney Van O'Steen

Reports Show Thousands Injured by Roadway Debris Each Year

Van O'Steen
August 11, 2016

Data from the American Automobile Association Foundation for Traffic Safety show that from 2011 to 2014, there were 200,000 crashes involving debris on America’s roads.  39,000 people were injured and more than 500 people were killed.  That is a 40% increase since 2001, according to AAA.

Christopher Canavett Accident

Christopher Canavett Killed in Multi-Vehicle Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
August 8, 2016

Christopher Canavett was killed Sunday evening when his car crossed over the centerline and collided head-on with another vehicle.  Mr. Canavett was driving southbound on SR-347 when, for unknown reasons, his vehicle drifted into northbound traffic, where it side-swiped one vehicle before colliding head-on with a third.  A fourth vehicle rear-ended the third. 

Osbaldo Martinez Car Accident

Osbaldo Martinez Killed in Accident, Driver Charged with Manslaughter

Van O'Steen
August 5, 2016

Osbaldo Martinez was killed August 4th in a horrific accident when his 2000 Volkswagen Jetta was t-boned by another driver traveling at more than 100 miles per hour.  Victor Cepeda, age 19, is charged with manslaughter after his 2016 Dodge Ram pickup truck collided with Mr. Martinez’s car in the intersection at 51st Avenue and Osborn Road.

Buckeye Arizona Car Accident

Crash in Buckeye Kills One, Sends Another to Hospital

Chase W. Rasmussen
July 17, 2016

A violent rear-end collision Sunday evening has claimed the life of a young woman and sent a man to the hospital with serious injuries. .

Guadalupe Granados Boating Accident Colorado River AZ

Teen Who Died in Boating Accident Identified as Guadalupe Granados

Jonathan V. O'Steen
July 8, 2016

The victim of a boating accident on the Colorado River in Arizona two weeks ago has been identified as Guadalupe Granados, age 13 of San Bernardino, California.  Guadalupe was vacationing with her family along the Colorado River the weekend prior to the Fourth of July Holiday.  We first wrote about this tragic incident on June 26th.

David McWilliam Pedestrian Accident Arizona

Megan Nicholson Dies in Rollover Crash

Van O'Steen
July 6, 2016

Megan Nicholson, a 25 year old mother of three from Yuma, was killed Tuesday in a rollover accident on SR-62 about 10 miles west of Parker, Arizona. The eastbound 2003 Ford Explorer in which she was a passenger moved onto the right shoulder of the highway in order to avoid colliding with an oncoming vehicle.  The truck’s 31-year-old male driver overcorrected, sending the truck into westbound traffic before rolling over.  Ms. Nicholson was partially ejected, according to the San Bernardino County Coroner’s report.

David McWilliam Pedestrian Accident Arizona

David McWilliam Struck and Killed While Crossing Highway 93

Jonathan V. O'Steen
July 6, 2016

A hit-and-run accident claimed the life of a pedestrian as he crossed Highway 93 shortly before 8:30 p.m. on the Fourth of July. Arizona Department of Public Safety accident investigators report that David McWilliam died after being struck by a vehicle driven by David Antista, who then fled the scene.  Antista was later apprehended and is being held at the Mohave County Jail on charges of manslaughter.

Alex White Truck Accident Arizona

Separate Accidents Claim Lives of Ralph Salazar and Alex White

Jonathan V. O'Steen
June 28, 2016

Separate accidents involving three semi-tractor trailers killed two people over the weekend and injured several others.

Phoenix Accident News

13 Year Old Girl Killed, Monica Garcia and Another Child Injured in Boating Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
June 26, 2016

An as yet unidentified 13 year old girl was killed in a boating accident on the Colorado River shortly after noon Saturday.  Kevin Morgan, age 42 of Long Beach, California, was arrested and charged with operating a watercraft while intoxicated.  The accident occurred near Davis Camp South Beach when the 20-foot ski boat he was piloting smashed into a personal watercraft carrying three people.

Phoenix Accident News

Accident Causes Tragic Loss for Rayyan Family

James R. Harrison
June 24, 2016

A Scottsdale family suffered a tragic loss Friday afternoon when the vehicle in which they were riding left the roadway and rolled.  Dead at the scene were the driver, Maher Rayyan, and Maha Rayyan.  The two other passengers, Isa Rayyan and Zarifeh Rayyan, were transported to Abrazo West Campus in Goodyear with serious injuries. 

Phoenix Accident News

Danielle Fletcher and Sabrina Jensen Killed in Wrong-Way Crash

Van O'Steen
June 20, 2016

Danielle Fletcher of Haleiwa, Hawaii and Sabrina Jensen of Huntington Beach, California were killed by a wrong-way driver last Friday.  Ms. Fletcher was the driver and Ms. Jensen the front seat passenger when a vehicle driven by Daniel Porter crossed the centerline of Interstate 10 at milepost 94 and struck their vehicle head-on.   The back seat passenger was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Phoenix Accident News

Rita Etzl Killed in Indiana Crash

Jonathan V. O'Steen
June 16, 2016

Rita Etzl of Phoenix was killed Wednesday when a dump truck heading in the opposite direction hydroplaned, crossed the centerline, then collided head-on with the Honda SUV in which Ms. Etzl was traveling. The tragic incident occurred on rain-soaked SR-62 near Georgetown, Indiana.

Jarvis Crenshaw Danny Harro Arizona Accidents

Jarvis Crenshaw and Danny Haro Killed in Separate Accidents While Working on Arizona Highways

Van O'Steen
June 15, 2016

Jarvis Crenshaw died a day after he was struck by a passenger vehicle while working on a section of the East Loop 101 in Scottsdale. Shortly before 3:00 a.m. Monday, crew members from a construction company were removing barricades to reopen the southbound lanes of Loop 101 near 90th Street.  Mr. Crenshaw was hit by a black Chrysler. 

In another accident, tow-truck driver Danny Haro was killed on June 3, 2016 as he attended to a stalled vehicle on Interstate 10 near Benson.  Mr. Haro was struck around 2:30 a.m. by a white box truck.  The driver then fled the scene.  Authorities continue in their efforts to locate the driver.

Jesse Entzminger Whataburger Accident

Jesse Entzminger Dies in Car Accident

Van O'Steen
June 12, 2016

Jesse Entzminger died when the vehicle he was driving crashed into a fast food restaurant. The accident occurred around 11:00 p.m. Saturday at the Whataburger restaurant near 32nd Street and Bell Road.

Jesse Entzminger Whataburger Accident

Superintendent David Bealer Dies Following Crash

James R. Harrison
June 8, 2016

Dr. David E. Bealer of Yuma died of injuries he received in a head-on collision with a wrong-way driver on Interstate 8 while on his way to work Tuesday morning.  Dr. Bealer was the superintendent of the San Pasqual Valley Unified School District since May 2011.

Dorothy Paul Yuma Car Accident

Wrong-Way Driver Causes Fatal Head-On Collision

James R. Harrison
June 7, 2016

Dorothy Paul died when she drove in the wrong direction on Interstate 8 and struck another vehicle head-on. The incident occurred Tuesday morning on I-8 between the 16th Street and Giss Parkway on-ramps.

Jonathan Guardad Car Accident Phoenix Arizona

Jonathan Guardad Killed in Street Racing Crash

Van O'Steen
June 5, 2016

Jonathan Guardad was killed in an accident that may have resulted from street racing near 47th Avenue and Thomas Road on Sunday morning. Phoenix Police accident investigators report that a 23 year old man lost control of his Chevrolet Camaro and spun into oncoming traffic. Witnesses report that the Camaro was racing with another vehicle immediately preceding the incident.

Fatal Phoenix Car Accident

One Person Dies in Six Vehicle Crash in West Phoenix

Jonathan V. O'Steen
May 5, 2016

A fiery crash at the intersection of 59th Avenue and Thomas Road left one person dead and traffic snarled for more than ten hours early Thursday morning.  Accident investigators speculate that a tow truck heading north on 59th Avenue ran a red light, striking a Mitsubishi SUV and setting off a chain reaction involving 6 vehicles.  The Mitsubishi exploded and burst into flames.  Intense heat from the fire prevented witnesses from rendering aid to the driver.  The driver died at the scene.