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Gilbert, Arizona 85233

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Arizona Accident News in Gilbert, Mesa and Chandler

Gilbert AZ Car Accident

Lauren Hutchins Killed While Riding Bicycle in Gilbert

James R. Harrison
September 26, 2019

Lauren Hutchins, a sophomore at Gilbert High School, was struck and killed while riding her bicycle near Guadalupe and Greenfield Roads early Tuesday evening. 

Gilbert AZ Car Accident

Car Accident in Gilbert Involves 15 People, 4 Vehicles

Ward B. Rasmussen
September 24, 2019

A reportedly impaired man who caused a chain reaction car accident that involved 15 people and 4 vehicles is hospitalized in serious condition.  Jorge Medina, age 29 of Queen Creek, ran a red light at Higley and Williams Field Roads Sunday morning at about 7:30.

Chandler Car Accident

Chandler High School Student in Crosswalk Hit by Classmate

James R. Harrison
September 18, 2019

A 15-year-old student at Chandler High School was hit by another student as she crossed the street at the end of the school day on Tuesday.  Chandler Police did not release the name of either teen.

Motorcycle Accident

Multi-Vehicle Accident Involving Motorcycle Sends Two to Hospital with Serious Injuries

James R. Harrison
September 16, 2019

Two people were transported to a hospital early this morning following a crash between a tow truck, a minivan and a motorcycle.  Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office accident investigators report that the incident occurred in the vicinity of University Drive and Recker Road, near Main Street in Mesa.

Chandler AZ Car Accident

Woman in Wheelchair Victim in Chandler Hit-and-Run Accident

Ward B. Rasmussen
September 4, 2019

A 68-year-old Chandler woman who was struck by an SUV while crossing the street in her wheelchair last month has died.  Chandler Police have not released the woman’s name.  The suspect remains at large.

Gilbert Rollover Crash

Rollover Crash in Gilbert Sends Two People to hospital

Ward B. Rasmussen
June 30, 2019

A rollover crash in Gilbert this afternoon sent two people to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. According to accident investigators with the Gilbert Police Department, an adult woman and a 16-year-old-girl were injured as a result of the crash at Higley and Chandler Heights.

Kenneth Shelley Motorcycle Accident Mesa Arizona

Kenneth Shelley Killed in Motorcycle Accident in Mesa

Jonathan V. O'Steen
June 13, 2019

Kenneth Wayne Shelley died as the result of injuries he received last Friday when a car turned left in front of him as he was riding his motorcycle north on Dobson Road near Southern Avenue in Mesa.  The driver, identified as Anrisa Sukion, parked her vehicle and fled.

Logan Will Motorcycle Accident Mesa Arizona

Logan Will Killed in Motorcycle Accident on Power Road in Mesa

Jonathan V. O'Steen
March 4, 2019

An accident on Power Road near University Drive claimed the life of a motorcyclist on Friday evening.  Logan Will was riding his motorcycle southbound on Power Road in Mesa when a northbound vehicle turned left into his path.

Silvia Arriolla Car Accident

Silvia Arriolla Dies in Fiery Crash in Mesa Caused by Drunk Driver

Chase Rasmussen
January 29, 2019

Silvia Arriolla died in a fiery car accident that occurred at Val Vista Drive and Brown Road in Mesa yesterday morning.  An off-duty officer attempted to pull Ms. Arriolla from the wreckage, but the car was fully engulfed in flames.

Gerald Dodson Motorcycle Accident Mesa AZ

Gerald Dodson Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
January 22, 2019

Gerald Dodson died of injuries he received when his motorcycle collided with a car that was pulling into a parking lot on Southern Avenue near Val Vista Drive on Sunday evening. Aaron Powell was driving his car eastbound and turned left in front of Mr. Dodson's motorcycle. Powell fled the scene of the collision but returned several hours later.

Daniel Clark Bicycle Accident Chandler AZ

Daniel Clark Killed in Bicycle Accident Near Chandler Airport

Steven L. Reed
September 26, 2018

The Chandler Police Department reports that Daniel J. Clark died of injuries he received in an accident as he rode his bicycle near the intersection of Germann Road and Airport Boulevard on Tuesday afternoon.

Apache Junction Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle Accident in Apache Junction Claims Life of Rider

Steven L. Reed
September 21, 2018

An unidentified motorcyclist was killed as a result of a collision with a school bus in Apache Junction early this morning.

Tempe Arizona

Kayla Gonzalez Endures Multiple Surgeries Following Accident

James R. Harrison
August 27, 2018

Kayla Gonzalez may have to postpone her first day at Arizona State University for a year while she recovers from an accident that left her severely injured.

Tempe Toddler Hit by Golf Cart Parts Co Truck Tempe AZ

Robert Foster Dies Following Accident in Chandler

Steven L. Reed
June 29, 2018

A car struck Robert Foster while he apparently was jogging this morning.  The accident occurred near Price and Queen Creek in Chandler at about 7:30 a.m. 

Tempe Toddler Hit by Golf Cart Parts Co Truck Tempe AZ

Toddler Clings to Life After Being Hit by Truck in Tempe

Jonathan V. O'Steen
June 28, 2018

A toddler is clinging to life after being hit by a truck in the parking lot of an apartment complex.  The accident occurred around 2:00 p.m. on Monday afternoon outside an apartment complex at 950 S. Terrace Road in Tempe as a father was unloading his children from his car. 

Apache Junction Car Accident

Julissa Torres Killed in Wrong-Way Crash

Steven L. Reed
May 15, 2018

A head-on collision on SR-347 resulted in the deaths of Julissa Torres and Karen Ankiewcz. Six others were injured in the deadly wrong-way accident.

Apache Junction Car Accident

Three People Seriously Injured When Truck Hits Tree in Apache Junction

Steven L. Reed
April 20, 2018

Five people were injured when their pickup truck smashed into a tree in Apache Junction on Thursday evening. The accident occurred at Apache Trail and Thunderbird Drive. No other vehicles were involved. 

Elaine Herzberg Accident Uber Self-Driving Vehicle

Elaine Herzberg Identified as Victim in Crash Involving Uber Self-Driving Car

Jonathan V. O'Steen
March 19, 2018

Elaine Herzberg has been identified by the Tempe Police Department as the victim in the crash that occurred last night involving an Uber self-driving vehicle. According to the Tempe Police Department, the Uber vehicle was headed northbound on Mill Avenue near Curry Road when it struck Ms. Herzberg. Although initial reports describe Ms. Herzberg as a pedestrian walking across the street, photographs from the scene include a damaged bicycle laying near the point of impact.

Mesa Arizona Car Accident

Wrong-Way Head-On Collision in Mesa Results in Serious Injuries

Steven L. Reed
February 2, 2018

The Arizona Department of Public Safety received several calls just before 3:00 a.m. this morning reporting a wrong-way driver on the Loop 101 in the East Valley. It appeared the vehicle had entered the freeway from U.S. 60 and was southbound in the northbound lanes. 

Beth Kumpe Gilbert Car Accident

Beth Kumpe Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident While Walking Dog

Van O'Steen
January 19, 2018

Beth Kumpe died of injuries she received when a pickup truck jumped a curb and struck her and her dog as they walked with Ms. Kumpe’s daughter on a sidewalk near Baseline and Gilbert Roads last Saturday.  The driver fled the scene.  Police located the vehicle about a half mile away and detained two people: Paul Flanigan of Sun Lakes, Arizona and his as-yet unidentified girlfriend. 

DesRay Lara Accident Johnson Utilities

DesRay Lara Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident Involving Johnon Utilities Employee

James R. Harrison
December 30, 2017

DesRay Lara was killed on Thursday after being hit by a truck driven by an employee of Johnson Utilities. According to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, Marcigtan Winfrey Sr. of San Tan Valley turned himself in on Friday in connection with the deadly accident. He is being charged with leaving the scene of a fatal collision.

Gilbert Car Accident

Crash in Gilbert Sends Six People to Hospital

Steven L. Reed
November 1, 2017

Gilbert Police and Fire Department emergency responders reported at least six people were transported to nearby hospitals Tuesday night following a major accident at the intersection of Greenfield and Elliot roads.

Chandler AZ Car Accident

Car Accident in Gilbert Injures Seven

Van O'Steen
August 8, 2017

A serious car accident near Warner and Lindsay Roads injured seven people, one of them seriously.  The crash occurred at about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

Chandler AZ Car Accident

Fiery Intersection Crash in Chandler Kills One

James R. Harrison
August 4, 2017

An as-yet unidentified man died at the scene of an intersection crash early Friday morning.  The man is believed to have been in his 30s.

Alan Ram Krista Buchanan Plane Crash

Alan Ram and Krista Buchanan Killed in Plane Crash

James R. Harrison
July 18, 2017

Alan Ram and his passenger, Krista Buchanan, were killed when their small plane crashed on a golf course near the Falcon Field airport runway late Monday afternoon. Mr. Ram reported mechanical problems with the Lancair Evolution plane shortly before the crash.  The Mesa Fire Department responded to the scene.

Rollover Accident Mesa Arizona

Two People Seriously Injured in Rollover Accident on US-60

James R. Harrison
July 15, 2017

Two vehicles were involved in a rollover accident on US-60 at about 3:00 a.m. on Friday morning.  Eastbound US-60 was closed between Val Vista Drive and Gilbert Road for several hours while Arizona Department of Public Safety accident investigators attempted to determine what caused the crash.

Gilbert Arizona

Witness Follows and Confronts Alleged Hit-and-Run Driver

Steven L. Reed
July 14, 2017

A witness to a hit-and-run accident involving a pedestrian followed the suspect to his home and then confronted him.  Officers with the Gilbert Police Department report that Christopher Shane Jones struck a pedestrian in a crosswalk as he turned into his neighborhood near Warner and McQueen roads, then reportedly left the scene.

Elijan Turnbo Accident Mesa AZ

Elijah Turnbo Struck and Killed in Pedestrian Accident

James R. Harrison
July 7, 2017

Elijah Turnbo died as a result of injuries he received when he was struck by a car while crossing a street in Mesa on Thursday night.

Mesa Arizona Car Accident

Linda Weiland Killed, Richard Weiland Injured in Mesa Crash

Van O'Steen
June 16, 2017

Linda Weiland died at a hospital as a result of injuries she received when the vehicle in which she was a front seat passenger was rear-ended on June 4th.  The collision occurred on Broadway Road near Sossaman Road in Mesa.

Jenna Taylor Truck Accident Gilbert AZ

Jenna Taylor Struck, Killed by Commercial Tanker Truck

Van O'Steen
May 31, 2017

Jenna Taylor was out for an early-morning bicycle ride with a friend on Wednesday when she was struck and killed by a commercial tanker truck.

Kyrene Road Accident Chandler AZ

Three Vehicle Accident in Chandler Injures Six

Steven L. Reed
May 24, 2017

Six people were injured Tuesday night around 7:00 p.m. when three passenger vehicles collided on Kyrene Road at Del Rio Street in Chandler.

San Tan Valley Arizona

Expectant Mother and Two Children Injured in Car Accident

Van O'Steen
May 14, 2017

An expectant mother and her two young children were hospitalized with serious injuries when their car was broadsided by a truck on Hunt Highway in San Tan Valley.

Judy Kurtz Accident Chandler Arizona

Judy Kurtz Killed by Suspected DUI Hit-and-Run Driver

Jonathan V. O'Steen
May 8, 2017

Judy Kurtz died as a result of injuries she received Saturday at the hands of a hit-and-run driver suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol..

Carrie Brown Shari Irion Accident

Carrie Brown Killed, Shari Irion Injured When Struck by Vehicle While Jogging

James R. Harrison
April 21, 2017

Carrie Brown was killed and Shari Irion was seriously injured as they crossed Elliot Road in a crosswalk early Thursday morning. The close friends had gone for an early morning jog and were headed east on Val Vista Drive when they were struck by a pickup truck.

Jennifer Kurkoski Car Accident

Jennifer Kurkoski Killed in Accident Caused by Man Fleeing Police

Steven L. Reed
April 12, 2017

Jennifer Lee Kurkoski was killed when her car was struck by a man escaping capture by police who was driving the wrong way on US-60. On Monday night, the Globe Police Department was called to the Gila County Fairgrounds to investigate a reported domestic assault.  When they arrived, they were told that Jaeden Matthew Spurgeon had reportedly assaulted his girlfriend then drove away in her car.

Jerzy Adamsyzk Killed in Bus Accident

School Bus Driver Jerzy Adamsyzk Killed in Accident

Steven L. Reed
March 28, 2017

Jerzy Adamsyzk died from injuries he received when the school bus he was driving crashed through a fence near Bella Vista and Gantzel Road in San Tan Valley.  Mr. Adamsyzk, a driver for Poston Butte High School, and an assistant were the only people on the bus at the time of the accident Tuesday afternoon.

Jahne Gregg Wrong Way Crash Tempe AZ

Wrong Way Driver Crashes SUV Into Four Cars

Steven L. Reed
March 26, 2017

The westbound lanes of Loop 202 near Loop 101 were closed early Sunday morning after a SUV collided with a total of four vehicles. The chain of events started when a westbound SUV rear-ended three vehicles near Center Parkway.  The driver, identified as Jahine Gregg, age 19, fled the scene by reversing eastbound and heading directly into traffic, eventually colliding head-on with a vehicle in the HOV lane near McClintock.

Amanda Cook Accident Yuma AZ

Amanda Cook of Queen Creek Killed in Rollover Accident

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.

Mesa Arizona Motorcycle Accident

Woman Visiting from Kentucky Victim in Carjacking

Van O'Steen
March 13, 2017

A woman visiting from Kentucky was carjacked while her husband went into a convenience store to purchase beverages.  Her husband left their car running while he stepped inside the store near University Drive and Dobson Road. A man reportedly identified as Frederick Calvin, age 24, jumped into the running vehicle and sped away with the woman still in the vehicle.

Mesa Arizona Motorcycle Accident

Van collides with Two Motorcycles Outside Mesa

Steven L. Reed
February 26, 2017

Two motorcycles collided with a van on Saturday afternoon in the southeast Valley between the cities of Mesa and Apache Junction.  The accident occurred near Signal Butte Road and Apache Trail as the van crossed Main Street.

Steven Slager Motorcycle Accident Gilbert AZ

Steven Slager Killed in Gilbert Motorcycle Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
February 26, 2017

Steven Slager was killed early Saturday evening in a motorcycle accident near the intersection of Power and Guadalupe in Gilbert. According to investigators with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, the crash occurred when a vehicle turned left in front of Mr. Slager's motorcycle.

Tempe Arizona Accident Lawyers

Woman Killed in Car Accident on U.S. 60 in Tempe

Van O'Steen
February 13, 2017

A rollover accident in Tempe has claimed the life of an as-yet-unidentified woman early Monday morning. Accident investigators with the Arizona Department of Public Safety report that an SUV struck a pickup truck in the eastbound lanes of U.S. 60 near McClintock Drive. The SUV hit a concrete wall before rolling into two lanes of traffic.

Mesa Hit and Run Accident

Carter Wojahn-Curry Dies from Injuries Sustained in Hit-and-Run Accident

Steven L. Reed
February 10, 2017

On Wednesday, I wrote about a hit-and-run accident that left a seven-year-old boy fighting for his life. Unfortunately, that boy, identified as Carter Wojahn-Curry, died from his injuries earlier today.

Mesa Hit and Run Accident

Carter Wojahn-Curry Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash

Steven L. Reed
February 8, 2017

Carter Wojahn-Curry, age 7, is fighting for his life as a result of a hit-and-run crash near 56th Street and Broadway Road that occurred early this morning.

Julissa Garcia ATV Accident Superior AZ

Julissa Garcia Killed in ATV Accident

Steven L. Reed
January 2, 2017

Julissa Garcia died on Wednesday as a result of injuries she received in an ATV accident. Julissa was a freshman guard on the Superior High School basketball team.

Eric Gilbert Bicycle Accident Mesa AZ

Eric Gilbert Killed by Impaired Driver While Bicycling

James R. Harrison
November 23, 2016

Eric Gilbert was killed while riding his bicycle yesterday evening near University and 105th Place in Mesa. 

Jessie Bennett Chandler Arizona

Jessie Bennett Dies After Five Days in Coma Following Car Accident

Steven L. Reed
November 23, 2016

Two people were ejected from a car that crashed on Loop 202 at Arizona Avenue on November 13th.  Jessie Bennett, one of the passengers who was ejected, died after lingering in a coma for five days.

Pamela Hesselbacher Accident Arizona

Pamela Hesselbacher Killed While Crossing Street With Her Children

James R. Harrison
November 14, 2016

Pamela Hesselbacher was struck and killed by an unlicensed driver as she led her two small children across the street Saturday evening.  William Epperlein was arrested and released after the vehicle he was driving allegedly ran a red light and plowed into the family, killing Ms. Hesselbacher and leaving both children in critical condition.

Pamela Hesselbacher Accident Arizona

Francois Elysee and Christopher Talbert Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
October 26, 2016

Francois Elysee of Mesa, Arizona died Sunday at the scene of the crash of his tractor-trailer on Interstate 57 in Williamson County, Illinois.  A passenger in the big rig, Christopher Talbert was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.  He died on Monday.

Cruz Elias AnnaMarie Contreras Killed Accident Coronado Island

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.  

Bicycle Accident Chandler Arizona

Bicyclist Killed on Arizona Avenue in Chandler

Steven L. Reed
October 1, 2016

Two bicyclists were transported to a hospital early Saturday morning when they were struck by a driver who apparently was momentarily distracted.  The cyclists were riding north on Arizona Avenue near Ryan Road when they were struck by someone driving a Toyota Scion, according to police accident investigators. 

Chandler AZ Car Accident

Three Vehicle Crash Injures Ten

Steven L. Reed
September 26, 2016

Ten people were injured when three vehicles collided Sunday afternoon near Arizona Avenue and Warner Road. According to a spokesperson for the Chandler Fire Department, one young girl is hospitalized in critical condition after she was ejected from the car in which she was a passenger.  

Chandler AZ Car Accident

Wrong Way Driver Injures Four in Mesa Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
September 22, 2016

A wrong-way driver on U.S. 60 sent three people to the hospital Wednesday night after making a u-turn on the freeway. DPS received several 911 calls just before 9:00 p.m. Wednesday night reporting an elderly woman driving a silver Nissan Xterra had made a u-turn on U.S. 60 near Power Road.  Her vehicle was headed east in the westbound lanes.  She side-swiped a gray Toyota Prius, then slammed almost head-on into a black Chevy Malibu.  Meanwhile, the Prius continued moving and was struck by a white Chevy Silverado.

Phillip Grant Motorcycle Accident

Phillip Grant Killed in Motorcycle Accident on U.S. 60

Van O'Steen
September 15, 2016

An accident claimed the life of a motorcyclist during the Thursday afternoon rush hour on U.S. 60 near the Mill Avenue exit.  Phillip Grant of Chandler was riding his motorcycle in the HOV lane when he collided with another vehicle. This first impact sent Mr. Grant into a second vehicle in the adjacent lane.  A Tempe Fire Department spokesman said Mr. Grant laid his bike down before being thrown into traffic where he was struck.

Neeley Struck Car Accident

Neeley Struck Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash

Steven L. Reed
August 31, 2016

Neeley Struck was injured when his 2004 Saturn dedan collided with a 2004 Nissan Armada on Monday morning at the intersection of Arizona Boulevard and Walton Avenue, according to Coolidge police officer David Gross.

Calvin Sapp Bicycle Accident Gilbert Arizona

Bicyclist Calvin Sapp Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

Steven L. Reed
June 7, 2016

Calvin Ray Sapp was hit and killed early Tuesday morning as he rode his bicycle on Higley Road near Chandler Heights in Gilbert. The driver who hit him fled the scene, but police have detained a suspect.

Steve Hogen Hit and Run Accident Mesa Arizona

Steven Hogen Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash

James R. Harrison
May 18, 2016

Steven Hogen, the Athletic Director for the Mesa Public Schools, was seriously injured in a hit-and-run collision that occurred on Saturday. According to Detective Steve Berry of the Mesa Police Department, Dr. Hogen was riding his bicycle near Gary Street and Lindsay Road when an unidentified driver crashed into him. Dr. Hogen was rushed to the hospital where doctors diagnosed him with a broken neck. he likely will require several surgeries.

Jessie Goodwin Ataberk Besler Plane Crash

Jessie Goodwin, Ataberk Besler Die in Mesa Plane Crash

James R. Harrison
May 18, 2016

A small plane crashed on takeoff near Falcon Field in Mesa on Tuesday, claiming the lives of pilot Jesse R. Goodwin, age 43 of Gilbert, and Ataberk Besler, age 18.  Mr. Goodwin was a commercial pilot with American Airlines.  Mr. Besler was a foreign exchange student from Canakkale, Turkey in the AFS-USA program at Washington High School.

Chandler Arizona

Steven Richardson Intentionally Run Down After Protecting Woman in Assault at Grocery Store

Van O'Steen
April 8, 2016

Steven Richardson was intentionally run down after intervening in a domestic assault at the Fry's Food store at Riggs and McQueen on Thursday evening. Mr. Richardson, who is a vertain, sustained serious injuries in the attack.

Gilbert Arizona

Yongela Ward Arrested in Hit-and-Run Death of Erik Alsaker

Steven L. Reed
March 23, 2016

Officers with the Gilbert Police Department arrested Yongela Nelvik Ward in connection with the crash that killed Erik Alsaker. Police had been looking for a suspect in the fatal hit-and-run collision since Monday.

Gilbert Arizona

Bicyclist Erik Alsaker Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver

Steven L. Reed
March 22, 2016

Erik Alsaker was killed yesterday evening as he was riding his bicycle near the intersection of Queen Creek Road and Ranch House Parkway. The driver who struck Mr. Alsaker fled the scene and remains unidentified.

Mesa Arizona

Yolanda King Dies in Pedestrian-Vehicle Accident

Van O'Steen
February 6, 2016

Yolanda King died as the result of an accident on county property near Apache Trail and Hawes Road early Saturday morning. Maricopa County Sheriff's Office accident investigators report that her body was found shortly after 4:30 a.m.

Mesa Arizona

Ralph Dybing Struck and Killed in Collision with Mesa Police Officer

Steven L. Reed
January 14, 2016

Ralph Lowell Dybing died Tuesday when his Astro van was struck by a Mesa police vehicle.  Mr. Dybing was turning west onto Apache Trail from 80th Street when he pulled in front of the police cruiser at about 7:15 a.m.  He was ejected from his vehicle. Officer Helen Simmons, a 23-year veteran, had to be extricated from her patrol car before being transported to a hospital for treatment of her non-life-threatening injuries.

Mesa Arizona

Cynthia Goralnik Killed in Crash on US-60

James R. Harrison
December 29, 2015

Dr. Cynthia Goralnik died in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning on the US-60 at Stapley Drive.

Chandler Arizona

Jonathan Miller Suspect in Drunk Driving Crash that Killed Estella Bowen

James R. Harrison
December 7, 2015

Estella Bowen died when the white mini cooper in which she was a passenger was struck by a suspected drunk red-light runner.  The accident occurred on November 29th at the intersection of Dobson and Queen Creek Roads. Court records show that Jonathan Miller was driving on a revoked or suspended license when his GMC pickup truck ran a red light.  He reportedly has been on probation since March of this year, when he was convicted of a previous DUI.

Chandler Arizona

Four Family Members Killed by Drunk Driver in Horrific Head-on Crash

Van O'Steen
November 29, 2015

A tragic accident has claimed the lives of four Valley family members when their car was hit head-on by an apparent drunk driver. Janice Mertens of Albuquerque, New Mexico and her brother, Steven Hooper of Circle, Montana, died along with their parents Frank Hooper and Ella Conrad Hooper, both of Sun Lakes.

Chandler Arizona

Maria Santos and Guy Gedeon Killed, Four Children Injured in Multiple Vehicle Crash

Van O'Steen
September 27, 2015

Maria Santos was killed Saturday evening when her vehicle was clipped by another vehicle, forcing Ms. Santos’ vehicle into oncoming traffic.  Four children who were passengers in Ms. Santos’ vehicle were injured and transported to local hospitals for treatment of their injuries.

Globe Arizona

Bethany Greenwall Killed, Three Others Injured by Driver Charged with DUI

Steven L. Reed
August 17, 2015

Bethany Ann Greenwall of Globe, was killed early Saturday morning when the vehicle in which she was riding rolled on Ice House Canyon Road.  Ms. Greenwall was ejected from the vehicle, in which three other passengers were injured.

San Tan Valley

Arrests Made in Hit-and-Run Collision That Killed Cullen Connely

Steven L. Reed
May 23, 2015

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office has arrested a couple in the hit-and-run collision that resulted in the death of Cullen Connely, age 17. According to police, Cullen was a passenger in a Chrysler van that was stopped near the east entrance of Wal-Mart on Hunt Highway in San Tan Valley. A Chevrolet Tahoe rear-ended the van and then fled the scene. Cullen, who was disabled, was in the backseat of the van and was critically injured in the collision. He was transported to a Phoenix hospital where he died from his injuries.

Gilbert Arizona

Jasmine Rios Killed in Intersection Collision

Steven L. Reed
May 22, 2015

An intersection collision early Friday morning in Gilbert has claimed the life of Jasmine Rios. According to accident investigators with the Gilbert Police Department, Harrison Smith was driving northbound on Val Vista and collided with a vehicle driving westbound on Elliott. Ms. Rios, who was a passenger in the vehicle driving westbound on Elliott, died from injuries sustained in the collision. Her cousin, who has not been identified, sustained injuries but her condition has not been released.

Gilbert Arizona

Clara Bergen Killed, Kayla Eherlico Seriously Injured in Swimming POol Swing Accident

Steven L. Reed
May 5, 2015

Clara Bergen, age 7, was killed and Kayla Eherlico, age 14, was seriously injured when a rope swing next to a backyard swimming pool broke and knocked both girls into the pool.  The swing reportedly was built of heavy wood material and appeared to be rotting at the base.

Gilbert Arizona

Mark Samsal and Aimee Hunter Killed in Motorcycle Accident

Jonathan V. O'Steen
April 12, 2015

Mark Samsal and Aimee Hunter, both 41, were killed Saturday night in a single-vehicle accident near Power Road and Queen Creek Road in Gilbert.

Mesa Arizona

Michael Orticelli Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Jonathan V. O'Steen
March 17, 2015

Michael Orticelli was struck Monday by a SUV that turned into the path of his motorcycle.  The impact caused Mr. Orticelli to, then, collide with a second vehicle—a pickup truck.  Unfortunately, Mr. Orticelli died of his injuries.

Mesa Arizona

Rahea Herman Killed in Rollover Crash

Steven L. Reed
January 16, 2015

Rahea Herman of San Tan Valley was killed in a rollover crash on February 24th.  The tragic incident occurred on the westbound U.S. 60 near Greenfield Road.  It was set in motion when two vehicles sideswiped each other, causing Ms. Herman to lose control of her car and collide with a concrete freeway wall.

Chandler Arizona

Francis Johnson Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver

Steven L. Reed
January 16, 2015

Francis Johnson was killed Wednesday night when she was struck by a vehicle as she walked in a bike lane on Dobson Road near Ocotillo.  The driver of the vehicle fled the scene.

Chandler Arizona

Kathleen Mae Searcy Killed by Drunk Driver

Jonathan V. O'Steen
January 3, 2015 

Kathleen Mae Searcy was killed on December 27th when her vehicle was struck by another vehicle driven by 30 year old Erica Kristine Flynn, a teacher at Frye Elementary School in Chandler.

Maricopa Arizona

Josiah Abbott and Morgan Martin Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident

Steven L. Reed
December 29, 2014

Josiah Abbott, age 15, and Morgan Martin, age 14, both of Maricopa, were killed Thursday night when a truck in which they were passengers hit a curb and rolled.  The driver of the truck, 23 year old William Gay, was significantly injured in the accident.

Gilbert Arizona

Justin THarp and Dakota Fernandez Killed in Intersection Collision

Van O'Steen
November 26, 2014

Justin Tharp was killed early Wednesday morning when his vehicle was struck by a SUV that reportedly ran a red light.  The driver of the SUV, Dakota Fernandez, also died from injuries he received when his vehicle struck a traffic pole following the collision between the two cars.

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.

Mesa Arizona

Marcus Reid Killed by Left-Turn Driver

James R. Harrison
October 17, 2014

Marcus Reid was killed Wednesday evening when the driver of a van turned left into the path of Mr. Reid’s motorcycle.  The accident occurred near Southern and 23th Street, as Mr. Reid was driving home from work on his motorcycle.

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