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Flagstaff Personal Injury and Car Accident News
Joanne Wheaton Killed, Five Other Cyclists Injured After Tow Truck Runs Red Light
Joanne Wheaton was killed on Friday evening while riding with a group of cyclists. Accident investigators with the Flagstaff Police Department report that Ms. Wheaton was part of a group of cyclists riding southbound on Beaver Street. As the group reached Butler Avenue, a tow truck operated by Normand Cloutier and traveling westbound on Butler Avenue ran a red light and collided with six cyclists.
Stephan Timberlake Killed in Crash on Old East Route 66 in Flagstaff
First responders were called to the scene of a two-vehicle accident on Wednesday night shortly after 8:00 p.m. Witnesses told police that a large tractor-trailer turned from Test Drive onto Old East Route 66 when a passenger car driven by Stephan Timberlake collided with it. Mr. Timberlake’s car caught fire and he died at the scene.
Amanda Mosqueira and Jeffrey Kassir Killed After Vehicle Crashes in Flagstaff
Two people were killed early Saturday morning after a vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a business. Accident investigators with the Flagstaff Police Department report that Jeffrey Kassir was driving a vehicle on Country Club Drive toward Solere Avenue when he lost control. The vehicle crossed the center median before hitting a building.
School Bus Driver Charged with Driving Students While Impaired
A school bus driver is charged with driving while impaired after the bus carrying sixteen elementary school children landed in a ditch on Monday afternoon. Deputies with the Coconino County Sheriff's Office arrested Charles Hoag at the scene near Hoctor Road and Buena Vista Trail in Williams.
Lidia Almeida Loses Arm in UTV Accident Over Labor Day Weekend
Coconino County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Luna was chatting with some Labor Day campers at an Arizona campground when a UTV nearby rolled over. The deputy’s body camera shows the panicked moments that followed as he and others rushed to the aid of driver Lidia Almeida. Ms. Almeida’s arm was severed below the elbow in the rollover, resulting in an amputation later.
Two Injured When Semi-Truck Slides Down 60-Foot Embankment
A semi-truck westbound on Interstate 40 slid down a 60-foot embankment between Bellemont and Flagstaff this morning at about 3:20 a.m. Crews from the Ponderosa Fire Department arrived to find the semi-truck wedged amongst the pine trees.
Car Accident on Highway 89 North of Flagstaff Sends Two to Hospital
Two people were seriously injured in a car accident on Highway 89 that was apparently caused by an impaired driver. The crash occurred on Wednesday just after noon a few miles south of Gray Mountain.
Head-on Collision on Highway 89 Near Cameron Claims Two Lives
A car accident on Highway 89 just south of Cameron claimed two lives on Friday afternoon. Arizona Department of Public Safety accident investigators report that a Chevy Malibu was southbound on Highway 89 when it crossed the center line and struck a northbound Chevy Silverado head-on.
Moshe Ari Yust Killed by Drunk Driver in Hit-and-Run Accident Outside FLagstaff
Three students on break from their studies were on a self-guided tour across America. Moshe Ari Just (Yust) and his two friends were on U.S. 89 just outside Flagstaff late Sunday night when they stopped to assist a stranded motorist who had a flat tire.
Man Struck and Killed by Train in Flagstaff
A man was pronounced dead after being struck by a train in Flagstaff late Wednesday night. The incident occurred on the tracks near Route 66 and Ponderosa Parkway.
Justina Ashihi-Subia Killed in Car Accident South of FLagstaff
Justina Jessica Ashihi-Subia, a teacher in Tolleson, was killed earlier this week when the car in which she was a passenger drifted off the road and struck a guardrail. According to Department of Public Safety accident investigators, the black Ford passenger car was traveling northbound on I-17 when it left the roadway between Kachina Village and the J.W. Powell Boulevard exit.
Semi-Truck Rear-Ends Another, Resulting Fire Claims Driver's Life
A semi-truck driver whose rig rear-ended another semi died in the fire that ensued. The first trucker was westbound on Interstate 40 at mile marker 204 when the collision occurred on Thursday afternoon.
Deadly Wrong-Way Accident on I-40 Near Winona
A wrong-way accident on I-40 near Winona has left at least one person dead and another with serious injuries.
Snowy Conditions Blamed for Multi-Vehicle Accident on I-40
A snowstorm is being blamed as a contributing factor in a multi-vehicle accident that occurred this morning on Interstate 40 near Parks, west of Flagstaff.
Arianna Nicole Baca Killed in Rollover Accident Near Flagstaff
Arianna Nicole Baca was killed when the car in which she was a passenger rolled off SR-89 about 20 miles north of Flagstaff on Monday morning. She was a sophomore at Northern Arizona University.
NAU Student Justin Denault Killed in Car Accident
The Coconino County Sheriff’s Department reports that a pickup truck carrying four people ran off the roadway and hit a tree Friday night, killing one of the occupants. Justin Denault, a 19-year-old student at Northern Arizona University, from Imperial, California, has been identified as the deceased.
Woman from France Killed in Car Accident Involving Collapsed Highway
A 26-year-old woman from France died as the result of a car accident when a pickup truck hit a stretch of highway collapsed by heavy rains and flooding near the town of Cameron, Arizona, causing the driver to lose control and slam into her on Wednesday night.
Wrong-Way Driver Smashes Into Church Van, Killing Two and Injuring Five
Two people are dead and five others seriously injured following a wrong-way collision on I-40 east of Holbrook late Saturday afternoon. The Arizona Department of Public Safety received reports of a driver speeding eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-40 near SR-77.
Walter Erickson Killed, Matthew Thompson Injured as Trains Collide in Northern Arizona
Two freight trains with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway collided in rural northern Arizona on Tuesday, killing Walter Erickson of Lenexa, Kansas. Matthew Thompson of Salem, Missouri sustained serious injuries in the collision. Both were employees of Herzog Railroad Services, Inc. Although Mr. Thompson suffered significant injuries, he now is in stable condition.
Former NAU Student Christopher Larson Killed When Struck by Car
A former student at Northern Arizona University died of injuries he received when he was struck by a car while walking home on Saturday night. Christopher Larson was walking to his house after leaving a downtown Flagstaff business establishment.
Fourth Person Dies of Injuries From Grand Canyon Helicopter Crash
Last week I wrote about the crash of a sight-seeing helicopter over the Grand Canyon in which three people died. Unfortunately, a fourth person has died of injuries he received in that accident. Jonathan Neil Udall succumbed to his injuries Tuesday. The three surviving occupants of the plane remain in critical condition at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada.
Three Killed, Four Others Seriously Injured in Helicopter Crash Over Grand Canyon
All sight-seeing flights over the Grand Canyon were grounded Saturday following the crash of a helicopter carrying six tourists from England, three of whom were killed. The helicopter crashed and burst into flames Saturday at about 5:30 p.m. The helicopter was an Airbus EC130 operated by Papillon Airways.
Four Killed in Car Accident Near Grand Canyon
Four people were killed a result of a head-on accident on SR-64 last Friday. The deadly crash occurred between Grand Canyon and Williams. According to DPS accident investigators, a Hyundai sedan crossed the median and collided with a Dodge van. Yeo Heng Soon, Chua Cher Hwee, Justin Yeo Jun Xi and Victor Colldeforms Pren were killed in the crash.
Chris Alderson and Leah Alderson Killed in Flagstaff Car Accident
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.
Marissa Timeche Killed in Car Accident in Grand Canyon Village
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.
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